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The List: 8 things to see at the Windsor Historical Society’s museum

Sunday, February 17th, 2013 | Posted by

1. An electric clock made by the Warren Telechron Company that was a wedding gift to George and Isabelle Greeott in 1935.

2. A 1949 Admiral television purchased from Emporium Hardware in Santa Rosa by farmer George Greeott in 1949.

3. Bellows from Henry Bell’s Blacksmith Shop that were purchased in 1878.

4. An exhibit chronicling Windsor resident  Fred Wiseman’s first air mail delivery on Feb. 17, 1911. Wiseman flew a homemade aircraft from Petaluma to Santa Rosa with three letters, a sack of coffee and 50 copies of the local newspaper.

5. An exhibit about “Camp Windsor,” the German prisoner of war farm labor camp that opened in Windsor in the summer of 1942. It housed 250 prisoners who helped farmers with their crops and closed in the summer of 1946. Some prisoners escaped, but some long  friendships were formed before the prisoners returned home.

6. A list of 53 U.S. Army Air Corps pilots who lost their lives when they crashed in Sonoma County during World War II.

7. An arrowhead collection from George Greeott’s Ranch. They are collected and on display in a glass bowl taken from the top of  an old gasoline pump.

8. George Greeott’s substantial collection of  wood carvings and his grammar school slate (small blackboard)  from 1916-1917.

The Museum is located at 9225 Foxwood Drive in Windsor. It is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment.

– James Lanaras

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James Lanaras is our Windsor correspondent.
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