At our fourth annual Heritage Day, we will be commemorating the 100th birthday of Ella Grasso. Ella Grasso was born on May 10, 1919, and was elected for Governor of Connecticut in 1974. She departed from the Historic Windsor Locks Train Station, on her way to her inauguration in Hartford. She was the first woman governor in all of Connecticut, and she was the first woman governor who wasn't the wife or widow of a past governor in the United States. Sadly, she passed way on February 5, 1981 at the age of 61. To commemorate her and her contribution to the state, and to the country as a whole, our 4th annual Windsor Locks Heritage Day will be dedicated to Ella Grasso. Along with the many 7th grade projects showcasing Ella Grasso, we will also be hosting our own special exhibit for her 100th birthday. Stay tuned for more details on this event. Be sure to attend Heritage Day to learn more about what Ella Grasso means to Windsor Locks!