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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

On Assignment with Jessica Hill
Aug 1-31 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
Aug 21 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Aug 21 at Windsor High School J113
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Thursdays at Windsor Train Station Studios
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
New Teachers' Reception
Aug 22 at Windsor Historical Society
Summer Concerts on the Green
Aug 22 at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Aug 22 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Clam Bake Wine and Vodka Night
Aug 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
Aug 23 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Car Wash - Choir Fundraiser
Aug 24 at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church Parking Lot; 320 Hayden Station Road, Windsor, CT
HBG Special Game Sale
Aug 24 at House of books and games
History of Apothecary Profession
Aug 24 at Windsor Historical Society
Open Studios
Aug 24 at Windsor Train Station, 35 Central Street
Planning An Art Show
Aug 24 at Windsor Art Center
HBG Special Game Sale
Aug 25 at House of books and games
Monday Morning Book Club
Aug 26 at Windsor Public Library
Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
Aug 26 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
Create a Vintage Glass Bird Feeder
Aug 27 at 25 Central Street, Windsor CT
Summer Movie Series
Aug 27 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
Aug 28 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Thursdays at Windsor Train Station Studios
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Summer Concerts on the Green
Aug 29 at Windsor Town Green
Now Enrolling (PK - Gr. 8)
Aug 30 at St. Gabriel School 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
Lobster Roll Mania
Aug 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays 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
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Thursdays at Windsor Train Station Studios
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Sep 5 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Book Signing with Bagley & Plath
Sep 7 at House of Books and Games
Art Club Open House
Sep 10 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
Chamber 101
Sep 10 at Chamber Office, 261 Broad Street
Chamber Board of Directors meeting
Sep 10 at Chamber Office
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Tourism Committee Meeting
Sep 10 at Chamber office
Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Sep 11 at Chamber office
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Sep 11 at The Print Hub, Pierson Ln, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Mary's Place 15th Annual Gala
Sep 13 at The North House Avon, CT
Wine Bottle BINGO!
Sep 13 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Pints for Paws
Sep 14 at Thomas Hooker Brewery, Bloomfield CT
Not-so-Golden Life: Gilded Age Wife
Sep 15 at Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Avenue, Windsor
Diabetic Support Group
Sep 17 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Nutritionist Talk - Gut Health
Sep 17 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Main Street Matters
Sep 18 at 226 Broad Street
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Doug Maher Jazz Trio
Sep 19 at Windsor Public Library
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Programs Committee Meeting
3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Sep 19 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
CHR's Swing for Hope
Sep 23 at Hop Meadow Country Club - 85 Firetown Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070
Cut the Cord
Sep 23 at Wilson Branch Windsor Ave Windsor, CT
Monday Morning Book Club
Sep 23 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
TVCA Legislative Breakfast
Sep 24 at Doubletree, 16 Ella T. Grasso Tpke, WL
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Sep 25 at Windsor High School J113
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Lotus Lantern Workshop
Sep 26 at Windsor Public Library
Veterans Coffee Hour
Sep 26 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
HBG roleplaying Game Sale!
Sept 28-29 at House of books and games
Healthy Minds
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Turn Off Your Computer & Get a Job!
Oct 1 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
CRIS Radio's Golf Tournament
Oct 2 at Tunxis Golf Club, Farmington, CT
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Retail in the Age of Disruption
Oct 2 at Hartford or Stamford
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave
Cello Concert
Oct 3 at Windsor Public Library
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Retail in the Age of Disruption
Oct 3 at Hartford or Stamford
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Oct 3 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Heritage Brick Installation
Oct 5 at Central Street Brick Patio
Grace Church Rummage & Bake Sale
Oct 6 at 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Cut the Cord
Oct 7 at Windsor Public Library
Art Demonstration
Oct 8 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
Chamber Board of Directors meeting
Oct 8 at Chamber Office
Healthy Minds
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Tourism Committee Meeting
Oct 8 at Chamber office
Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Oct 9 at Chamber office
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Oct 9 at 360 Federal Credit Union, Windsor Locks
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Diabetic Support Group
Oct 15 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Healthy Minds
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Nutrition Talk: IBS & Fibromyalgia
Oct 15 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
CHR Open House
Oct 17 at 2 Waterside Crossing, Suite 401 Windsor, CT 06095
FTDT Farmers' Market
Thursdays at 240 Broad Street
Programs Committee Meeting
3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Oct 17 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT