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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.


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Union Street Tavern Trot
Sep 19 at 20 Union Street, Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Mtg
Sep 20 at online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Sep 21 at Union Street Tavern
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Seasonal Wood Sign Workshop
Sep 23 at Windsor Public Library
Community Tag sale
Sep 25 at Windsor Town Green
Freedom Trail Camp Mtg/Activity Day
Sep 25 at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station, Rd, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Tampa Bay
Sep 25 at Dillon Stadium
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Sep 25 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Share Your Windsor Stories – Wilson
Sep 25 at Windsor Recreation Center, 330 Windsor Avenue
Mary's Place 8th Annual Memory Walk
Sep 26 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT
4-Part Quilting Workshop
Sep 27 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Sep 27 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Sep 28 at Windsor High School
Advanced Adult Art
Sep 30 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Charlotte
Sep 30 at Dillon Stadium
4-Part Quilting Workshop
Oct 4 at Windsor Public Library
AIR Live Demo
Oct 4 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Oct 4 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Advanced Adult Art
Oct 7 at Windsor Train Station Studios
AIR Live Demo
Oct 7 at Windsor Public Library
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Family Paint Night
Oct 8 at Millbrook Clubhouse, 147 Pigeon Hill Road
AIR Opening Reception
Oct 9 at Windsor Public Library
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Oct 9 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
4-Part Quilting Workshop
Oct 11 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Oct 11 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Board of Directors Mtg
Oct 12 at online
What happens after the paycheck
Oct 12 at Windsor High School
Advanced Adult Art
Oct 14 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Alzheimer's Support Group
Oct 14 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Virtual Book Club
Oct 14 at Windsor Public Library
Hartford Athletic vs Loudoun United
Oct 15 at Dillon Stadium
Pumpkin Painting Night!
Oct 15 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Aromatherapy 101 Workshop
Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
4-Part Quilting Workshop
Oct 18 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Oct 18 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg
Oct 18 at online
Social Security: Your ?'s Answered
Oct 19 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Oct 19 at Union Street Tavern
Programs Committee Mtg
Sep 20 at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Board of Directors Mtg
Oct 12 at online
Programs Committee Mtg
Oct 18 at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Union Street Tavern Trot
Sep 19 at 20 Union Street, Windsor, CT
Union Street Tavern Trot
Sep 19 at 20 Union Street, Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Mtg
Sep 20 at online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Sep 21 at Union Street Tavern
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Seasonal Wood Sign Workshop
Sep 23 at Windsor Public Library
Community Tag sale
Sep 25 at Windsor Town Green
Freedom Trail Camp Mtg/Activity Day
Sep 25 at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station, Rd, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Tampa Bay
Sep 25 at Dillon Stadium
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Sep 25 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Share Your Windsor Stories – Wilson
Sep 25 at Windsor Recreation Center, 330 Windsor Avenue
Mary's Place 8th Annual Memory Walk
Sep 26 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT
Community Tag sale
Sep 25 at Windsor Town Green
Freedom Trail Camp Mtg/Activity Day
Sep 25 at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station, Rd, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Tampa Bay
Sep 25 at Dillon Stadium
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Sep 25 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Share Your Windsor Stories – Wilson
Sep 25 at Windsor Recreation Center, 330 Windsor Avenue
Mary's Place 8th Annual Memory Walk
Sep 26 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT