Windsor to celebrate birthday

Published 5:19 pm Friday, March 6, 2020

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The Isle of Wight Museum is sponsoring a birthday celebration for the Town of Windsor at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 15.

On that date in 1902, Windsor Station was granted a charter from the state of Virginia and became the Town of Windsor. According to information provided by the museum, Windsor Station had been established by the Norfolk & Petersburg Railway in 1859.

The celebration will be in the Ruritan building, 14 Community Drive.

Interesting facts about Windsor’s history — and maybe a legend or two — will be shared.

This program will feature traditional railroad songs by The Abeels of Sussex County and a presentation of some Norfolk & Western Railway history including a discussion of the folk hero John Henry, the legendary “steel drivin’ man,” and railroad successor Jawn Henry, a coal-burning 4500 HP steam-turbine-electric locomotive. John helped build the railroad while Jawn helped push 10,000-ton coal trains over the Blue Ridge Mountains.

There’s no charge to participate, but attendees may be asked to join in a spirited rendition of
Happy Birthday.

Will there be cake? Of course!

Join us for this fun historical and musical event in the Windsor Ruritan Club, 14 Community Drive.