The museum we’ll be highlighting today is the Cornish Colony Museum. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s Windsor played a brief yet lively part in American history as part of the Cornish Colony. Many of the influential artists of the time would leave the bigger cities like Boston and New York and gather in this little pocket of beauty that became the Cornish Colony. Painter Maxfield Parrish, dancer Isadora Duncan(the mother of modern dance), and former owner of the Snapdragon Inn and writer Louise Saunders (previously mentioned in this post) are a few of the many artists that gathered in this and surrounding towns. This museum features the work and preserves the history of the artists colony.
The current winter exhibit, Illustrating the Imagination features Childrens Illustrators from the Cornish Colony and today.
In the following clips the museum curator, Nicole Ford, gives a few examples of the pieces in this exhibit as well as some of the permanent pieces in the museum.