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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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Go, van Gogh!
Jun 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Hypertension Workshop
Jun 14 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 14 at WAC Train Station Studios
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Jun 16 at WAC Train Station Studios
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jun 16 at Bart's Drive In
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 19 at Wilson Branch Public Library
Juneteenth Celebrations
Jun 19 at Wilson Library & Windsor Town Green
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 19 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jun 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Conversation On Race
Jun 20 at Zoom
Open Classroom Hours
Jun 20 at WAC Train Station Studios
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 20 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 21 at WAC Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg
Jun 21 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Annual Chamber Membership Meeting
Jun 23 at Chamber Office, 261 Broad Street
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Jun 23 at WAC Train Station Studios
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jun 23 at Bart's Drive In
Family Craft Day
Jun 26 at WAC Train Station Studio
Open Classroom Hours
Jun 27 at WAC Train Station Studios
Hypertension Workshop
Jun 28 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 28 at WAC Train Station Studios
Youth Rowing Clinics
Jun 28 at Riverfront Boathouse in Riverside Park, located at 20 Leibert Road in Hartford, CT.
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Jun 30 at WAC Train Station Studios
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jun 30 at Bart's Drive In
Upcycled Pollinator Planter Stroll
Jul 2 at Windsor Center and Side Streets-
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 3 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Open Classroom Hours
Jul 4 at WAC Train Station Studios
Intermediate Adult Art
Jul 5 at WAC Train Station Studios
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Chambers In The Morning
Jul 7 at Virtual
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jul 7 at Bart's Drive In
Alzheimer's Support Group
Jul 8 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095 (via zoom)
FTDT/Monarch Painting Party
Jul 10 at The Beanery, 55 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT
Windsor Garden Tour - Hope Blooms
Jul 10 at Eight Gardens around town
Open Classroom Hours
Jul 11 at WAC Train Station Studios
Hypertension Workshop
Jul 12 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jul 12 at WAC Train Station Studios
Board of Directors Mtg
Jul 13 at online
Sharshon Park Community Block Party
Jul 13 at Sharshon Park 52 Skitchewaug Street, Windsor
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jul 14 at Bart's Drive In
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Programs Committee Mtg
Jun 21 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Annual Chamber Membership Meeting
Jun 23 at Chamber Office, 261 Broad Street
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Chambers In The Morning
Jul 7 at Virtual
Board of Directors Mtg
Jul 13 at online
Go, van Gogh!
Jun 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Hypertension Workshop
Jun 14 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 14 at WAC Train Station Studios
Go, van Gogh!
Jun 14 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Hypertension Workshop
Jun 14 at Video Conference via Zoom
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 14 at WAC Train Station Studios
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Watercolor Landscape Painting
Jun 16 at WAC Train Station Studios
Wednesday Cruise Night
Jun 16 at Bart's Drive In
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 19 at Wilson Branch Public Library
Juneteenth Celebrations
Jun 19 at Wilson Library & Windsor Town Green
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 19 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jun 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Conversation On Race
Jun 20 at Zoom
Open Classroom Hours
Jun 20 at WAC Train Station Studios
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 20 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Intermediate Adult Art
Jun 21 at WAC Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg
Jun 21 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 19 at Wilson Branch Public Library
Juneteenth Celebrations
Jun 19 at Wilson Library & Windsor Town Green
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 19 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jun 19 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Conversation On Race
Jun 20 at Zoom
Open Classroom Hours
Jun 20 at WAC Train Station Studios
Strawberry Festival and Vendor Fair
Jun 20 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave