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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

Hartford Parallax Opening Reception
Thru Feb 23 at Windsor Art Center
Register For Summer "Camp Foxfire"
Feb 1 at Northwest Park & Nature Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
CT Guitar Society Concert
Feb 17 at Windsor Art Center
Music Together Celebrates Get Baked
Feb 17 at 25 Central St, Windsor, CT 06095
Open Skate at Loomis Ice Rink
Select Sundays at Loomis Chaffee Ice rink
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Candle-dipping Fun For All Ages!
Feb 18 at Windsor Historical Society
Jan's Sewing Hour
Feb 19 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Feb 19 at Windsor Public Library
Needle Felting Workshop Day
Feb 19 at Ewe & You Fiber Arts
Northwest Park "Snow Moon" Hike
Feb 19 at Northwest Park & Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor
Oscar Nominee Series
Feb 19 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Diabetic Support Group
Feb 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Feb 19 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Feb 20 at Windsor Public Library
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Feb 20 at Windsor Senior Center
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Little Picassos
Feb 21 at Windsor Public Library
Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop
Feb 21 at Windsor Public Library
Taco Thursday
Thursdays in February at The Tavern at Keney Park
Tapping Into Your Water & Wallet
Feb 21 at Art Center, 40 Mechanics Street, Windsor, CT
Yoga--55 & Older
Feb 21 at Windsor Senior Center
All Day Happy Hour
Fridays in February at The Tavern at Keney Park
Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Tasting
Feb 22 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Black History Jeopardy Game Night
Feb 22 at Town Hall Council Chambers
Book Babies
Feb 22 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
WHS Drama Club Presents "OZ"
Feb 22 at Windsor High School- 50 Sage Park Road, Windsor
All you can eat Prime Rib Buffet
Feb 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Book signing David Kantrowitz
Feb 23 at House of Books and Games
Boy Scout Troop 203 Pasta Supper
Feb 23 at First Church in Windsor - Nelson Hall
Windsor Cadets Spaghetti Supper
Feb 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church
Boozy Brunch
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Anime/Manga Club
Last Mondays at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Feb 25 at Windsor Public Library
Gut Health
Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Feb 26 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Feb 27 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Feb 27 at Windsor High School J113
Taco Thursday
Thursdays in February at The Tavern at Keney Park
Yoga--55 & Older
Feb 28 at Windsor Senior Center
Book Babies
Mar 1 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 1 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
10th Anniversary Benefit Concert
Mar 2 at First Church in Windsor, 107 Palisado Ave. Windsor, CT 06095
$5 after 5pm
Mar 2 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Boozy Brunch
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Jolly Beggars
Mar 5 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Mar 5 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 6 at Windsor Public Library
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Mar 6 at Windsor Senior Center
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday at The Bean 226
Little Picassos
Mar 7 at Windsor Public Library
Book Babies
Mar 8 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 8 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
$5 after 5pm
Mar 9 at The Tavern at Keney Park
RPG Sale!
Mar 9 at House of Books and Games
Taste of Windsor
Mar 9 at Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Cut the Cord
Mar 11 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Mar 12 at Windsor Public Library
Portugal Travel Presentation
Mar 12 at Windsor Chamber of Commerce office
Social Media 101 for your nonprofit
Mar 12 at Windsor Community Television at LP Wilson Community Center
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 13 at Windsor Public Library
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Book Babies
Mar 15 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 15 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
Memory Savers
Mar 16 at Windsor Public Library
St. Patty's Day
Mar 16 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Jan's Sewing Hour
Mar 19 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Mar 19 at Windsor Public Library
TVCA Business After Hours
Mar 19 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Windsor Diabetic Support Group
Mar 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Mar 19 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 20 at Windsor Public Library
Lunch and Learn
Mar 20 at Homewood Suites Windsor Locks, 65 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Mar 20 at Windsor Senior Center
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Little Picassos
Mar 21 at Windsor Public Library
Memory Savers
Mar 21 at Windsor Public Library
Book Babies
Mar 22 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 22 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
$5 after 5pm
Mar 23 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Mary's Place Annual Wine Tasting
Mar 23 at he Riverfront Community Center, Glastonbury, CT.
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Anime/Manga Club
Last Mondays at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Mar 25 at Windsor Public Library
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Mar 26 at Windsor Public Library
Skin Health
Mar 26 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 27 at Windsor Public Library
Book Babies
Mar 29 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Mar 29 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
$5 after 5pm
Mar 30 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Easterseals Annual Crystal Ball
Mar 30 at Hartford Marriott Downtown
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Apr 2 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 3 at Windsor Public Library
Job Search in the Digital Age
Apr 3 at Marriott Windsor/Hartford Airport
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Apr 3 at Windsor Senior Center
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Apr 3 at Windsor High School J113
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday at The Bean 226
Little Picassos
Apr 4 at Windsor Public Library
Book Babies
Apr 5 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Traditional and Modern Community Dan
Apr 5 at Windsor High School Cafeteria
Artifex Custom Gallery Art Showcase
Apr 6 at Nomads Adventure QUEST
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist Watercolor Bootcamp
Apr 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Apr 9 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 10 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Apr 10 at Edward Jones, 645 Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
All Day Art
Apr 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Book Babies
Apr 12 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Finding Your Dream Job
Apr 15 at Windsor Public Library
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Instagram for Small Business
Apr 16 at Windsor Community Television at LP Wilson Community Center
Jan's Sewing Hour
Apr 16 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Apr 16 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Diabetic Support Group
Apr 16 at LP Wilson Community Center, All Purpose One Room
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Apr 16 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 17 at Windsor Public Library
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Apr 17 at Windsor Senior Center
Little Picassos
Apr 18 at Windsor Public Library
Seat of Our Pants
Apr 18 at Windsor Public Library