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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

Brown's Harvest Corn Maze & More
through Nov 2 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Seniors Art Show @ ArtSpace
Oct 1 at Windsor Public Library ArtSpace, 323 Broad Street, Windsor, CT
4 Part Quilting Workshop
Oct 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Meet the Candidates--Town Council
Oct 23 at Town Hall Council Chambers
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Meet the Candidates--School Board
Oct 24 at Town Hall Council Chambers
Veterans Coffee Hour
Oct 24 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Bullet Journaling
Oct 26 at Windsor Public Library
Charity Dance 2019
Oct 26 at The Lodge, 130 Deerfield Rd
HBG drop in game day
Oct 26 at Hayden Station Fire House
Oktoberfest
Oct 26 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Wreaths Across America Fundraiser
Oct 26 at Stop & Shop Supermarket in Windsor
Adult Drawing and Painting 101
Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Oct 28 at Windsor Public Library
Healing Power of Meditation
Oct 29 at Windsor Public Library
Healthy Minds
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Intermediate Adult Art
Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
4 Part Quilting Workshop
Oct 30 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
Nightmare on Broad Street
Oct 31 at Windsor Center
Trick or Tequila
Oct 31 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Lobster Fest
Fridays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Triple Grand Opening
Nov 1 at Windsor Center Plaza, 156 Broad Street, Windsor, CT 06095
Big Steak Dinner
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
First Church Used Book Sale
Nov 2 at First Church in Windsor Parish Center, 107 Palisado Ave., Windsor, CT 06095
Grand Opening: Dr. Chaffee's Office
Nov 2 at Windsor Historical Society
Scholarship Fundraiser at Dom's
Nov 2 at Dom's Broad Street Eatery
Art Show Opening
Nov 3 at Windsor Town Hall
Brunch Buffet
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Adult Drawing and Painting 101
Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Chemical Free Cleaning
Nov 4 at Windsor Public Library
Intermediate Adult Art
Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Transportation Committee Meeting
Nov 5 at Chamber office
4 Part Quilting Workshop
Nov 6 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 Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Burgers and Brews
Thursdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Nov 7 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
TVCA: Charity Cocktail Party
Nov 7 at East Street Shops, 10 East St, East Granby, CT
Lobster Fest
Fridays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Big Steak Dinner
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Owl Prowl
Nov 9 at Northwest Park 145 Lang Road Windsor, CT 06095
Brunch Buffet
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Adult Drawing and Painting 101
Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Chamber Board of Directors meeting
Nov 12 at Chamber Office
Intermediate Adult Art
Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Tourism Committee Meeting
Nov 12 at Chamber office
4 Part Quilting Workshop
Nov 13 at Windsor Public Library
Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Nov 13 at Chamber office
Business After Hours
Nov 13 at Webster Bank, Broad St, Windsor
Game Dinner
Nov 13 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Burgers and Brews
Thursdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Beth Caruso and The Salty Rose
Nov 14 at Windsor Public Library
Lobster Fest
Fridays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Big Steak Dinner
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Vendor & Artisan Fair: SagePark PTO
Nov 16 at Sage Park Middle School - 25 Sage Park Road
Brunch Buffet
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Adult Drawing and Painting 101
Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Diabetic Support Group
Nov 19 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Intermediate Adult Art
Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Nutritionist Talk - Supplements
Nov 19 at Windsor Public Library
Nutritionist Talk - Supplements
Nov 19 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Burgers and Brews
Thursdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Programs Committee Meeting
3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Nov 21 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
WinTech Showcase
Nov 21 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Dr, Windsor
Kids Movie, Craft, and Pizza Night!
Nov 22 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Lobster Fest
Fridays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Big Steak Dinner
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Brunch Buffet
Sundays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Adult Drawing and Painting 101
Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Nov 25 at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Nov 25 at Windsor Public Library
Intermediate Adult Art
Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Tacos 7 Trivia
Nov 27 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Veterans Coffee Hour
Nov 28 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Lobster Fest
Fridays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Big Steak Dinner
Saturdays at The Tavern at Keney Park
Christmas Sampler
Nov 30 at L.P. Wilson
Adult Drawing and Painting 101
Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Intermediate Adult Art
Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Transportation Committee Meeting
Dec 3 at Chamber office
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Block Printed Gift Wrap Workshop
Dec 5 at Windsor Public Library
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Dec 5 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Adult Drawing and Painting 101
Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Holiday Movie
Dec 9 at Windsor Public Library
Chamber Board of Directors meeting
Dec 10 at Chamber Office
Intermediate Adult Art
Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Tourism Committee Meeting
Dec 10 at Chamber office
Ambassadors Committee Meeting
Dec 11 at Chamber office
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.
Wreath Across America
Dec 14 at Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Adult Drawing and Painting 101
Mondays thru Dec 16 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Dec 16 at Windsor Public Library
Monday Morning Book Club
Dec 16 at Windsor Public Library
Diabetic Support Group
Dec 17 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Intermediate Adult Art
Tuesdays till Dec. 17 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Learn to Crochet
Tuesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Meeting
3rd Thursday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Dec 19 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center