Doorways to Our Patriotic Past House Tour 2010


Windsor Historical Societyís special Doorways to Our Patriotic Past self-guided house tour to takes place on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Get the inside scoop on four centuries of life in Windsor by visiting seven homes plus an historic school building representing the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.  Informed guides will point out interesting architectural features in each building and costumed members of the Windsor Jesters will welcome participants to each home playing the parts of earlier homeowners and a turn-of-the-twentieth century teacher.  They and your indoor guides will also tell you what was going on in Windsor and the nation when the buildings were new. This year, house tour committee members felt it was especially important to give tour-goers perspective on our nationís history as we acknowledge September 11, 2001 together. 


The September 11th house tour is one of the Societyís two major fundraisers this year, supporting public programs for schoolchildren and adults, and the operation of our historic houses, research library, exhibition galleries, and family learning center.   Only 700 tickets will be sold; these are priced at $20 in advance of the tour, and $25 the day of the tour.  Homes on the tour (some of which have never before been open to the public) include:

         101 Hayden Station Road

         40 Pleasant Street

         85 Preston Street

         380 Broad Street

         390 Broad Street

         1174 Windsor Avenue

         1194 Windsor Avenue

         1195 Windsor Avenue (Stony Hill School, open 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)



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