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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

Windsor Lions Easter Plant Sale
Apr 17 at Windsor Town Green
Fish Fry
Apr 19 at The Tavern at Keney Park.. 171 Windsor Avenue Windsor CT 06095
Book Babies
Apr 19 at Windsor Public Library
Bunny Hop for Health
Apr 19 at Windsor Town Greene
Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 19 at Kimberly Hall Campus 1 Emerson Dr Windsor CT 06095
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Yoga at the Art Center
Apr 19 at Windsor Art Center
Whose Egg Is It?
Apr 20 at Northwest Park
Easter Brunch
Apr 21 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
Apr 22 at Windsor Public Library
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Filming Chargers Spring 2019
Apr 23 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
Learn to Crochet
Apr 23 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Apr 24 at Windsor Public Library
Lunch and Learn: Peter Souza
Apr 24 at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad St, Windsor CT 06095
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Apr 24 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Book Babies
Apr 26 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Free Shred Day
Apr 27 at Windsor Federal Savings Loan Office, 270 Broad St
Local Author Festival
Apr 27 at Windsor Public Library
WWC Wine and Beer Tasting/Auction
Apr 27 at St. Gabriel Church Hall
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
St. Gabriel School Open House
Apr 28 at 77 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Anime/Manga Club
Last Mondays at Windsor Public Library
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Filming Chargers Spring 2019
Apr 30 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
Healthy Eating Tips
Apr 30 at Windsor Public Library
Learn to Crochet
Apr 30 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 1 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
May 1 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave, Windsor
FREE Genealogy Support Group 5.2
May 2 at Windsor Historical Society
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
May 2 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Car Show and Fundraiser
May 5 at Bart's Drive In 55 Palisado Avenue Windsor
Cinco de Mayo
May 5 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Mary's Place 7th Annual Memory Walk
May 5 at Windsor Town Green
United Tastes: 1st Cookbook in US
May 5 at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Business Expo
May 7 at GE, Belcan Corp & Quest
Filming Chargers Spring 2019
May 7 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
Learn to Crochet
May 7 at Windsor Public Library
Mountain Dulcimer Workshop
May 7 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 8 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
May 8 at Hyatt House, 200 Corporate Dr, Windsor
Is Your Financial House In Order?
May 8 at Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad Street, Windsor CT 06095
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
May 8 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
May 8 at Windsor High School J113
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Missing Link in Retirement Planning
May 9 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Windsor Garden Club Garden Mart
May 11 at Windsor Town Green (behind the Eagle Monument)
Windsor Lions Craft Fair
May 11 at Windsor Town Greene
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Art Demonstration by Kara Bigda
May 14 at L.P. Wilson Community Center.
Filming Chargers Spring 2019
May 14 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
Learn to Crochet
May 14 at Windsor Public Library
Stress Reduction Discussion Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday at 107 Palisado Ave, Windsor, CT 06095-2514
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 15 at Windsor Public Library
Business Symposium
May 15 at Bobby V's Restaurant in Windsor Locks
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
May 15 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
The Missing Link in Retirement Plan
May 15 at 360 Bloomfield Ave Suite 402 Windsor, CT 06095
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
May 16 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Kiwanis Shad Derby Road Race
May 18 at Windsor Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Monday Morning Book Club
May 20 at Windsor Public Library
Painting and Drawing 101 for Adults
Mondays at Windsor Art Center Studios
Filming Chargers Spring 2019
May 21 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Learn to Crochet
May 21 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 22 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
May 22 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Breakfast
May 22 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Drive
Jazz by the DeChamplains
May 23 at Windsor Public Library
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Filming Chargers Spring 2019
May 28 at Windsor Community Television, Inc
Learn to Crochet
May 28 at Windsor Public Library
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
May 29 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
May 29 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Take Apart Workshop
Jun 1 at Windsor Public Library
Bike MS Windsor
Jun 2 at 5&7 Waterside Crossing, Windsor, CT 06095
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Golf Tournament
Jun 3 at Keney Golf Course, Windsor
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 5 at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Jun 5 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Hampton Inn, 2168 Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Windsor Senior Center Variety Show!
Jun 5 at LP Wilson Community Center Auditorium
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 6 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Annual Dinner
Jun 7 at Hartford/Windsor Marriott on Day Hill Rd
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Jun 12 at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jun 12 at Homewood Suites, 65 Ella Grasso Tpke, Windsor Locks
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Jun 12 at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jun 12 at Windsor High School J113
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Free Playgroup
Fridays at Clover Family Resource Center
Boozy Brunch
Sundays in March at The Tavern at Keney Park
Fencing Class
Mons & Weds at LP Wilson Community Center
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center