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Remembering the Merchants of Main Street, Windsor

Windsor grew with the establishment of a railway station and the development of a paper mill in the early 1900s. From its inception, Windsor provided home and opportunity to immigrants, including people who travelled from China or war-torn Europe to find safety and livelihoods for their families. Their surnames have become part of the fabric of the town: Basha, Becker, Chow, Cohen, Münch, Riff, and others.

Windsor’s Main Street became a busy shopping and recreation district. As resident Corey Sharpe says, “[Main Street] was like a little Montréal. A lot of different cultures and sights and sounds.”

This exhibit combines recent and archival photographs from community members and the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society’s collection with written and audio memories about the food, shops and entertainments of Main Street.

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This exhibition was a partnership between the Heritage NL and the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society (GFWHS). Exhibition produced by Terra Barrett, Heritage NL.