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Welcome to The Wood Memorial Library & Museum Online Collections Database!

The Wood is a lending library, museum, and cultural center dedicated to preserving the history of South Windsor and its residents. Please email to make an appointment to view archival materials, or stop in during our open hours on Mondays and Thursdays to view our other collections.

Featured Items

Below are just a few examples of the types of objects and materials in our collection. Search the database or come visit to see more!

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Searching the Collection

Not sure where to start? Try the Random Images search on the navigation menu. It allows you to wander around the collections in no particular order. This is a fantastic way to discover many of our rarely seen treasures.

Looking for simple search tool? Try the Keyword Search to look across hundreds of fields in thousands of records. Use quotes around phrases to make your search more specific. Use the * to find things that begin with a string of text. Searching Ferr* will return both Ferry and Ferries. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Bissell Ferry").

Digging for something even more specific? Try using Advanced Search to look for certain words within certain search categories. This type of search allows you to look specifically in Name fields for the family name White without having to sift through all of the Black & White photographs, and postcards from the White House.

Requesting Reproductions

Reproductions are not available online at this time, but may be requested by emailing Please contact us for additional information.