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Be a Part of Living History


Click here an article on the project: Bob_Van_Dyke_Strong_Howard__Low_res.pdf

Strong Howard House ResizedWe are pleased to announce an exciting new project with The Windsor Historical Society. They are currently restoring the Strong-Howard House in Windsor, Connecticut.  Some of the rooms will be furnished with replica furniture of historically appropriate designs to allow a hands on experience for visitors and learners of all ages. The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking will offer classes for students to build furniture from some of these designs.  In addition to learning how to research and build pieces with accurate period details, students may also choose to submit their work for a juried assessment.  If accepted, their piece would become part of the Strong-Howard House furnishings in the new interactive  rooms at the Strong-Howard House. Tuition and materials will be reimbursed to the person whose piece is selected. This is an opportunity to learn interesting new woodworking skills and make an important contribution to the preservation of Connecticut’s history. 

This is the beginning of a three year project that will feature CVSW working closely with the Windsor Historical Society along with other area museums such as the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Connecticut Historical Society.

More info can be obtained on the WHS website.

The images below are pieces that will be built in CVSW classes for the Windsor Historical Society. The projects are either on the schedule now or are being planned for late 2013/2014.

The line drawings are rendistions of what the finished rooms will look like.

Click on an image to navigate to the appropriate class schedule and detailed description. Note: some classes have not been scheduled yet.

Chapin High Chest Resized Tea Table CHS 1983 114 0 Resized
Trestle Table Met Resized  
Breakfast Table HD1957-18 Resized
Dining Table Wood Memorial Resized
Keeping Room New Resized Dining Room New Resized

Parlor New Furniture Resized

Bedroom New Resized