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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

Spring Art Exhibit POSTPONED
Apr 5 at Windsor Town Hall
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Start, Manage, &Grow Your Business
Apr 6 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
Learn to Crochet POSTPONED
Apr 7 at Windsor Public Library
Preparing Estate Plan POSTPONED
Apr 7 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Wednesdays at Kimberly Hall North
B.P. Educational Sessions
Apr 8 at Windsor Town Hall
Bring Gadgets to Geeks POSTPONED
Apr 8 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Start, Manage, & Grow Your Business
Apr 8 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Andy and Judy - Folk Music
Apr 9 at Windsor Public Library
Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Job Application Appointments
Apr 13 at Windsor Public Library
Kids Acting Workshop
Apr 13 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
Animal Friends Storytime
Apr 14 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095
Board of Directors Mtg
Apr 14 at Chamber Office
Bring Gadgets to Geeks POSTPONED
Apr 15 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Apr 15 at Windsor Station, 55 Mechanic St
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg POSTPONED
Apr 16 at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Toastmasters Meeting POSTPONED
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
POSTPONED: Wine & Beer Tasting
Apr 18 at St. Gabriel Church Hall, 379 Broad Street, Windsor
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Lunch Program - 60+ DELIVERY/PickUp
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Learn to Crochet POSTPONED
Apr 21 at Windsor Public Library
Tourism Committee Meeting POSTPONED
Apr 21 at Chamber office
Bring Gadgets to Geeks POSTPONED
Apr 22 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Job Application Appts POSTPONED
Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
Screenprinting &Sustainable Fashion
Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
Veterans Coffee Hour POSTPONED
4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Apr 27 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet POSTPONED
Apr 28 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Gadgets to Geeks POSTPONED
Apr 29 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 5 at Windsor Public Library
Blood Pressure Screening POSTPONED
1st Wednesdays at Senior Center located at LP Wilson Community Center.
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at online
Duck Delirium Exhibit last few days
May 7 at 40 Mechanic Street, Windsor
Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Toastmasters Meeting POSTPONED
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
HBG RPG Nights at the Bean
May 9 at The Bean @ 226
Windsor Pet Food Pantry and Shelter
May 9 at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 12 at Windsor Public Library
Board of Directors Mtg
May 12 at Chamber Office
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Wednesdays at Kimberly Hall North
B.P. Educational Sessions
May 13 at Windsor Town Hall
Business After Hours
May 13 at The Tavern at Keney Park, 171 Windsor Ave
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Art Demonstration
May 14 at L.P. Wilson Community Center
Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 19 at Windsor Public Library
Tourism Committee Meeting POSTPONED
May 19 at Chamber office
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Lunch Program - 60+ DELIVERY/PickUp
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg POSTPONED
May 21 at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave, Windsor
Toastmasters Meeting POSTPONED
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Drop in Adult Games at Luppoleto
May 23 at Luppoleto Brewery, 20 Main St Windsor Locks CT 06096
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 26 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Intermediate Adult Art POSTPONED
Thursdays through May 28th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Veterans Coffee Hour POSTPONED
4th Thursdays at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Intermediate II Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays through June 8th at Windsor Art Center Train Station Studios
Intermedia. III Adult Art POSTPONED
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 2 at Windsor Public Library
Blood Pressure Screening POSTPONED
1st Wednesdays at Senior Center located at LP Wilson Community Center.
Red Door Food Pantry CLOSED
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at online
Toastmasters Meeting POSTPONED
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Awards, Dinner & Dancing
Jun 5 at Hartford/Windsor Marriott, 28 Day Hill Road