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Windsor Historical Society sponsors National Trails Day Walk along the Windsor Locks Canal June 1

Event Date/Time

Jun 1, 2013
8:30 am until 10:30 am

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Windsor Historical Society sponsors National Trails Day Walk along the Windsor Locks Canal June 1

Celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. by taking a beautiful early morning walk along the portion of the Windsor Locks Canal towpath that once lay within Windsor’s borders up to the aqueduct.  Your guide is Steve Sorrow, President of the Friends of the Windsor Locks Canal.  He will tell you about the canal’s history and the features that once surrounded it, pointing out remaining features such as bridge foundations, slips, and basins.  He will also share steps the Friends group is taking to preserve the canal and towpath. Wildlife you may encounter in this lovely setting includes beaver, mink, turtles, and eagles.   An eagle nest is visible along the path.

 

At the beginning of the morning, Don Hopkins of the Bald Eagle Study Group will be present with a display and information on bald eagles and Steve Wawruck Jr., First Selectman of Windsor Locks will read a short proclamation honoring “Eagle Day” in Windsor Locks.

 

The tour is limited to 25 walkers and the four mile walk will take two hours along flat ground.  The cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, and $8 for WHS members.   Reservations are necessary.  To reserve your spot, call Windsor Historical Society, 860-688-3813, and directions will be provided.  Rain cancels the walk.

 

The Windsor Historical Society, founded in 1921, invites visitors to explore the people, places, and events that have shaped Windsor for nearly four centuries.  The Society’s museum includes

changing and permanent exhibition galleries; a hands-on history learning center for families; a research library and manuscript collection housing Windsor photographs, documents, ephemera, and genealogical materials, a museum shop and two historic houses open to the public--the 1758 Strong-Howard House and the 1767 Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. 

 

The Windsor Historical Society is located at 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159) and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.  Tours of its two historic homes are offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m..  General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and free to children under 12 and WHS members.  Call (860) 688-3813 or visit us on the web at www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org for directions to the Society and more information about programs or volunteer opportunities.  To receive e-reminders for public programs, please send your e-mail address to jalberti@windsorhistoricalsociety.org.

Cost $10/adults; $9/seniors & students; $8/Society members.
Location

Windsor Locks Canal entrance
Windsor Locks, CT

Additional Information
SponsorWindsor Historical Society
Phone860-688-3813
Contact nameChristine Ermenc
Contact emailcermenc@windsorhistoricalsociety.org
Websitehttp://www.windsorhistoricalsociety.org

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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