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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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80@80: Artwork of Phyllis Small
Mar 20 at Windsor Art Center • 40 Mechanic Street
Art Exhibition
Apr 11 at Windsor Town Hall Lower Level
Board of Directors Mtg
Apr 13 at online
First Aid & CPR Class
Apr 15 at LP Wilson Community Center Gym - 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Mtg
Apr 19 at online
Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation
Apr 19 at Windsor Public Library
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Retirement Income Seminar
Apr 20 at Virtual/Online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
What Happens After Paycheck Stops?
Apr 20 at Online - virtual class
April is LEO Club Awareness Month
Apr 21 at the Bean 226
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Astronomy for Everyone
Apr 24 at Windsor Public Library
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Apr 24 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Toastmasters Windsor Meeting
Apr 26 at Zoom (prior to Covid we met at LP Wilson Community Center)
Social Security: Your Questions
Apr 27 at Virtual/Online
Cooking with Viji-Pongal
Apr 29 at Virtual/Online
Shad Derby Road Race
May 1 at Virtual
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Health Care and Your Retirement
May 4 at Virtual/Online
Health Care and Your Retirement
May 4 at Online - Virtual Class
2021 WinWag Photo Contest
May 5 at Online Photo Contest
Tickborne Illness Support Group
May 8 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Virtual Mother's Day Tea
May 8 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Windsor Police Cadets Spaghetti Sup
May 8 at Bart's Drive In-Restaurant, 55 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
May 9 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095 (via zoom)
Toastmasters Windsor Meeting
May 10 at Zoom (prior to Covid we met at LP Wilson Community Center)
Traveling on a Budget
May 10 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Board of Directors Mtg
May 11 at online
Fear of Public Speaking
May 13 at Virtual/Online
Virtual Book Club
May 13 at Windsor Public Library 323 Broad Street
Board of Directors Mtg
Apr 13 at online
Programs Committee Mtg
Apr 19 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at Union Street Tavern
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Board of Directors Mtg
May 11 at online
80@80: Artwork of Phyllis Small
Mar 20 at Windsor Art Center • 40 Mechanic Street
Art Exhibition
Apr 11 at Windsor Town Hall Lower Level
Board of Directors Mtg
Apr 13 at online
80@80: Artwork of Phyllis Small
Mar 20 at Windsor Art Center • 40 Mechanic Street
Art Exhibition
Apr 11 at Windsor Town Hall Lower Level
Board of Directors Mtg
Apr 13 at online
First Aid & CPR Class
Apr 15 at LP Wilson Community Center Gym - 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Mtg
Apr 19 at online
Reducing Anxiety Through Meditation
Apr 19 at Windsor Public Library
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Retirement Income Seminar
Apr 20 at Virtual/Online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
What Happens After Paycheck Stops?
Apr 20 at Online - virtual class
80@80: Artwork of Phyllis Small
Mar 20 at Windsor Art Center • 40 Mechanic Street
Art Exhibition
Apr 11 at Windsor Town Hall Lower Level