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TourWindsorCT.org Walking Tour

TourWindsorCT.org Walking Tour
There’s a new, easy-to-use mobile website for anyone who wants to start walking and see some interesting sites that even lifelong residents of Windsor may not be aware of. The new website allows you to create your own path as you walk, bike, or ride around town. Just point your smartphone, tablet or computer to www.TourWindsorCT.org and add it to your home screen.

The Windsor Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee recently assembled a partnership between the Windsor Chamber, First Town Downtown and the Windsor Historical Society to create a walking tour mobile site with historic sites and points of interest. The site currently shows points in Windsor center, but will soon be expanded to include the other parts of town and other places like restaurants, shops, and others interesting local businesses and attractions.

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Windsor Historical Society staff and historian Bev Garvan amassed an enormous amount of information on Windsor’s architecture and outdoor art over the years. During the summer of 2014, Society Curator Christina Vida and intern Tristan Kijak mined the many years of research on town sites, uncovered new facts, and took photographs for the mobile website. The initial site launch includes 68 sites between St. Gabriel’s Church on the south and Palisado Green on the North. One third of those sites have 'Learn More' links.

Fun facts like the following are available on the site:
- The play and movie Arsenic and Old Lace is based on life of Windsor’s Amy Archer-Gilligan.
- Windsor Center’s volunteer fire company began in 1830 with twenty men, each subscribing $5.
- The oldest surviving stone in any Connecticut cemetery is located in Windsor’s Palisado Cemetery and commemorates Reverend Ephraim Huit, who died in 1644.
- The Route 159 bridge over the Farmington River commemorates Windsor’s famous polka maestro Ray Henry, whose real name was Henry Mocarski.

"Using the mobile site makes it easy to walk around the center, see some unexpected sites, learn about our unique architecture, see some creative outdoor artwork and get some exercise at the same time," says Ashley Williams, First Town Downtown's Main Street Coordinator.

"We are thrilled to partner with Windsor Chamber and First Town Downtown to develop this mobile website. It’s such a great way to share Windsor’s fascinating history with the public on their terms," said Christine Ermenc, Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society.

The partners chose a local website developer, Paula Pierce of Hosting Connecticut LLC, to develop the website using Invisible Gold software. The price tag to develop the mobile site was less than half the quote received by Vida from another firm. "Choosing a local developer allowed us to find someone who knows the area and has a charitable bent towards local non-profit organizations," said Jane Garibay, Executive Director of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce.

All three partnering organizations are convinced that having Broad Street Green’s rich historic landscape accessible on mobile devices will encourage pedestrian activity, curiosity, civic pride, and preservation instincts in Connecticut’s first town.

Windsor Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization here to help businesses work together to support the local economy and enhance the quality of life in Windsor. For more information, visit www.WindsorCC.org.

The mission of First Town Downtown is to position and promote Windsor Center as a premier New England Town center that protects and utilizes its proud heritage as the basis for developing vibrant recreational, economic, and cultural activity. For more information, visit www.FirstTownDowntown.org

Windsor Historical Society inspires public awareness and appreciation of the diverse peoples, places, and events that contribute to Windsor’s evolving history. We welcome you Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to our museum complex. This includes exhibits, two historic homes, a hands-on learning center, a research library filled with historic manuscripts and photographs, and a museum shop. For more information, visit www.WindsorHistoricalSociety.org.


Events

Learn to Crochet
Feb 25 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Wine, Shine, & Dine
Feb 26 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Job Application Appointments
Feb 27 at Windsor Public Library
Veterans Coffee Hour
4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
HBG Game Night @ Luppoleto Brewery
Feb 29 at Luppoleto Brewery, 20 Main St, Windsor Locks CT
Taxes in Retirement
Feb 29 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
The Windsor Feud
Feb 29 at Windsor Town Hall
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sundays thru March at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
Learn to Crochet
Mar 3 at Windsor Public Library
Transportation Committee Meeting
Mar 3 at Chamber office
Blood Pressure Screenings
Mar 4 at Senior Center located at LP Wilson Community Center.
Artist Reception
Mar 4 at Center for Integrative Medicine
Blood Pressure Workshop
Mar 4 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 4 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Complete Streets Meeting
Mar 4 at Jim's Pizza, Poquonock Ave
Genealogy Support Group 3.5.20
Mar 5 at Windsor Historical Society
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Credit Education
Mar 7 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
HBG RPG Nights at the Bean
Mar 7 at The Bean @ 226
Irish Step Dancing Performance
Mar 7 at Windsor Public Library
Trains, Boats & Bridges
Mar 7 at Windsor Historical Society
Trains, Boats, & Bridges 4 Kids!
Mar 7 at Windsor Historical Society
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sundays thru March at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
Cut the Cord
Mar 9 at Windsor Public Library
Job Application Appointments
Mar 9 at Windsor Public Library
Art Demonstration
Mar 10 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
Chamber Board of Directors meeting
Mar 10 at Chamber Office
Jolly Beggars
Mar 10 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Mar 10 at Windsor Public Library
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Wednesdays at Kimberly Hall North
Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Mar 11 at Chamber office
B.P. Educational Sessions
Mar 11 at Windsor Town Hall
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 11 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Mar 11 at Union Street Tavern, 20 Union Street
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Special Travel Presentation
Mar 12 at Windsor Town Hall, Ludlow Room
WACky Comedy Night at Art Center
Mar 12 at 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor
Windsor Women In Business
Mar 12 at Berkshire Hathaway, 240 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor CT 06095
Taste of Windsor
Mar 14 at Loomis Chaffee School
When You Wish Upon a Star
Mar 14 at First Church in Windsor, 107 Palisado Ave.
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sundays thru March at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
Diabetic Support Group
Mar 17 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Learn to Crochet
Mar 17 at Windsor Public Library
Forklift Training
Mar 17 at Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport | 28 Day Hill Rd | Windsor
Tourism Committee Meeting
Mar 17 at Chamber office
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 18 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Create your Own Podcast
Mar 19 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
Programs Committee Meeting
Mar 19 at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Chinese Paper Cutting
Mar 21 at Windsor Public Library
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Mary's Place Wine Tasting
Mar 21 at Farmington Gardens; 999 Farmington Ave, Farmington CT 06032
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sundays thru March at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
Monday Morning Book Club
Mar 23 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Mar 24 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 25 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Job Application Appointments
Mar 26 at Windsor Public Library
Veterans Coffee Hour
4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Konmari Decluttering
Mar 28 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
Sunday Brunch Buffet
Sundays thru March at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue, Windsor CT
Craft & Vendor Fair
Mar 29 at Hilton Garden Inn 555 Corporate Drive Windsor CT
LinkedIn
Mar 30 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Mar 31 at Windsor Public Library
Blood Pressure Screenings
Apr 1 at Senior Center located at LP Wilson Community Center.
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 1 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Art Opening Reception
Apr 5 at Council Chambers at Windsor Town Hall
Spring Art Exhibit
Apr 5 at Windsor Town Hall
Start, Manage, &Grow Your Business
Apr 6 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
Learn to Crochet
Apr 7 at Windsor Public Library
Transportation Committee Meeting
Apr 7 at Chamber office
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Wednesdays at Kimberly Hall North
Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Apr 8 at Chamber office
B.P. Educational Sessions
Apr 8 at Windsor Town Hall
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 8 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Start, Manage, & Grow Your Business
Apr 8 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Andy and Judy - Folk Music
Apr 9 at Windsor Public Library
HBG RPG Nights at the Bean
Apr 11 at The Bean @ 226
Job Application Appointments
Apr 13 at Windsor Public Library
Kids Acting Workshop
Apr 13 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
Animal Friends Storytime
Apr 14 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
Chamber Board of Directors meeting
Apr 14 at Chamber Office
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 15 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Apr 15 at Windsor Station, 55 Mechanic St
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Meeting
Apr 16 at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Diabetic Support Group
Apr 21 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
Apr 21 at Windsor Public Library
Tourism Committee Meeting
Apr 21 at Chamber office
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 22 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Job Application Appointments
Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
Screenprinting &Sustainable Fashion
Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
Veterans Coffee Hour
4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT