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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

Have a Heart for Mary's Place
Feb 1 at At area paraticipating businesses
3D Digital Design
Feb 25 at Windsor Public Library
All Aboard! Trains for Kids at Winds
Feb 25 at Windsor Historical Society
All Aboard! Trains for Kids at Winds
Feb 25 at Windsor Historical Society
Cat Adoptions at CT Cat Connection
Weekends at Ct Cat Connection, 40 Stevens Mill Road, Windsor
Dr. Laura Nash - "From Harlem to Hip
Feb 25 at Windsor Town Hall
Grand Re-opening Celebration at The
Feb 25 at 144 Broad Street Windsor, CT
Weekend Cross-country ski and Snowsh
Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
Windsor Police Cadets Annual Spaghet
Feb 25 at Trinity United Methodist Church
Weekend Cross-country ski and Snowsh
Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
Senior Book Club
Feb 27 at Windsor Public Library
Talk & Toys
Mondays at Windsor Public Library
Awana Kids Clubs
Tuesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 180 Park Ave, Windsor
National Alliance on Mental Illness
4th Tuesday at First Church in Windsor Parish House 107 Palisado Avenue Windsor
Open House at Trinity Christian Scho
Feb 28 at Trinity Christian School
Town of Windsor Board / Commission M
Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Mar 1 at Windsor Public Library
One on One Tech Help
Mar 2 at Windsor Public Library
Read Across America Day Dr. Seuss St
Mar 2 at Windsor Public Library
Windsor Budget Informational Meeting
Mar 2 at Windsor Town Hall
Book Babies
Mar 3 at Windsor Public Library
Girl’s Circle
Mar 3 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
Girl's Circle Jr.
Mar 3 at 330 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Gold & Silver Buying Event
Mar 3 at Bill Selig Gold, Diamonds & Antiques
A Taste of Windsor
Mar 4 at Loomis Chaffee School
First Saturday Learn & Play at Winds
Mar 4 at Windsor Historical Society
Open House at Trinity Christian Scho
Mar 4 at Trinity Christian School
Weekend Cross-country ski and Snowsh
Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
Winter WindsorLand Festival
Mar 4 at 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center
Weekend Cross-country ski and Snowsh
Weekends at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
Talk & Toys
Mondays at Windsor Public Library
Awana Kids Clubs
Tuesdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 180 Park Ave, Windsor
Jolly Beggars
Mar 7 at Windsor Public Library
"Young Naturalists" at Northwest Par
Mar 7 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT 06095
Business Day 2017
Mar 8 at Capitol - 210 Capitol Avenue
Shake, Shimmy & Dance
Mar 8 at Windsor Public Library
Tourism Committee Meeting
2nd Wednesday of the Month at Chamber Office
Windsor Business Connections
2nd Wednesday of the Month
Ambassadors Comm. Mtg - Cancelled 2/
2nd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber Offices
WCC Board Meeting
2nd Tuesday of the Month
A Taste of Windsor
Mar 4 at Loomis Chaffee School
Economic Enhancement Committee Meeti
First Wednesday of the month at Windsor Chamber of Commerce