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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

Socktober - winter sock collection
thru December at Windsor Social Services, LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue
Toys For Tots Drive
Nov 21 at 340 Broad St, Windsor, CT Suite 208
Windsor Art Ctr Holiday Art & Craft
Dec 8 at Windsor Art Center, 40 Mechanic St, Windsor
Christmas Tree & Holiday Open House
Dec 15 at 234 Kenswick Lane, Windsor
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
National Wreaths Across America Day
Dec 15 at Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery on East St
Christmas Tree & Holiday Open House
Dec 16 at 234 Kenswick Lane, Windsor
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 17 at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Dec 17 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 19 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Dec 19 at Windsor Public Library
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Dec 19 at Windsor High School J113
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Dr. Curry & Santa Christmas Party
Dec 22 at Wilson Fire Department- 50 Pine Lane
"Winter Solstice Full Moon Hike"
Dec 22 at Northwest Park & Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 24 at LP Wilson Community Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Dec 26 at LP Wilson Community Center
Down South Saturdays
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Dec 31 at LP Wilson Community Center
New Years Eve Happy Hour
Dec 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
New Years Day Brunch at The Tavern
Jan 1, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 2, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 2, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Jan 2, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Little Picassos
Jan 3, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Square Dancing--55 & Older
Jan 3, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Taco Bar Thursdays
Jan 3, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 3, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
All Day Happy Hour Fridays
Jan 4, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Book Babies
Jan 4, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Jan 4, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
Tai Chi for Beginners--55 & Older
Jan 4, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
Jan 4, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Prime Rib Buffet
Jan 5, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 7, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove
Jan 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
Jan 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Chair Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 8, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
Jan 8, 2019
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Fencing Class
Jan 9, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jan 9, 2019 at Tavern at Keney Park
Nutrition for Pain--55 & Older
Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center Cafeteria
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove
Jan 9, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall North
Square Dancing--55 & Older
Jan 10, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Taco Bar Thursdays
Jan 10, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 10, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
All Day Happy Hour Fridays
Jan 11, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Book Babies
Jan 11, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Jan 11, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 11, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi for Beginners--55 & Older
Jan 11, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
Jan 11, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Prime Rib Buffet
Jan 12, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 14, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 14, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove
Jan 14, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
Jan 14, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Chair Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 15, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Jan's Sewing Hour
Jan 15, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Jan 15, 2019
Windsor Junior Woman's Club Meeting
Jan 15, 2019 at Union Street Tavern in Windsor Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 16, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Evening Bingo--55 & Older
Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Senior Open House--55 & Older
Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Senior Fitness Center
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove
Jan 16, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Botanical Illust. Poster Hanging
Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Senior Foot Clinic--55 & Older
Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Square Dancing--55 & Older
Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Taco Bar Thursdays
Jan 17, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 17, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
All Day Happy Hour Fridays
Jan 18, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Book Babies
Jan 18, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Jan 18, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 18, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi for Beginners--55 & Older
Jan 18, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
Jan 18, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Botanical Illust. Poster Hanging
Jan 19, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Prime Rib Buffet
Jan 19, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 21, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Chair Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 22, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
Jan 22, 2019
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 23, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove
Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jan 23, 2019 at Windsor High School J113
Senior Foot Clinic--55 & Older
Jan 24, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Square Dancing--55 & Older
Jan 24, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Taco Bar Thursdays
Jan 24, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 24, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
All Day Happy Hour Fridays
Jan 25, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Book Babies
Jan 25, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Jan 25, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 25, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi for Beginners--55 & Older
Jan 25, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
Jan 25, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Prime Rib Buffet
Jan 26, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Downton Abbey Inspired Tea
Jan 27, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Jan 28, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove
Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Tai Chi Intermed & Advanced-Seniors
Jan 28, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Chair Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 29, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
Jan 29, 2019
Oscar Nominee Series
Jan 29, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Jan 30, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jan 30, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Shape Up & Work Out--55 & Older
Jan 30, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Sit, Stretch & Groove
Jan 30, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Square Dancing--55 & Older
Jan 31, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Taco Bar Thursdays
Jan 31, 2019 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Yoga--55 & Older
Jan 31, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Book Babies
Feb 1, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Feb 1, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Feb 4, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Chair Yoga--55 & Older
Feb 5, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
Feb 5, 2019
Oscar Nominee Series
Feb 5, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Feb 6, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Feb 6, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Progressive Whist Games--55 & Older
Feb 6, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Windsor Business Connections
1st Wednesday unless noted
Little Picassos
Feb 7, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Square Dancing--55 & Older
Feb 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Yoga--55 & Older
Feb 7, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Book Babies
Feb 8, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Feb 8, 2019 at Clover Family Resource Center
The Breakfast Club & Brunch All Day
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Fencing Class
Feb 11, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Cut the Cord
Feb 11, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Chair Yoga--55 & Older
Feb 12, 2019 at Windsor Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
Feb 12, 2019
Oscar Nominee Series
Feb 12, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
YPW Meeting
2nd Tuesdays at 261 Broad Street, Windsor
Fencing Class
Feb 13, 2019 at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Feb 13, 2019 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Feb 13, 2019 at Spare Time