Windsor Historical Society and the Windsor Jesters offer October 29 Memory Walk in Palisado Cemetery


       As shadows lengthen, join Windsor Historical Society and the Windsor Jesters on Sunday, October 29, from 3 - 5 p.m. as they bring Windsor people from four centuries to life on a “memory walk” in Windsor’s historic Palisado Cemetery.   You will meet seven fascinating figures from Windsor history, tour the cemetery and learn about evolving New England gravestone styles in a slide presentation given by Society Director Christine Ermenc while feasting on home-made gingerbread with whipped cream and New England apple cider.  The tour begins and ends at the Windsor Historical Society complex at 96 Palisado Avenue, and is made possible by the Warren Giffin Memorial Fund.

      Meet Matthew Allyn played by Jeff Ingram, one of Windsor’s largest seventeenth century landowners, whose son was involved with a witchcraft incident in the 1650s.  Founding mother Martha Pitkin Wolcott, played by Karen Buck, never intended to stay in the colonies, arriving in Massachusetts by herself to take a beloved brother back to England.  Charming and forthright, she took the colonial world by storm.  General Roger Newberry, played by Danny Coyle, will tell of generations of his family’s service in the military and his later exploits in Ohio’s Western Reserve lands.  Oliver Ellsworth, signer of the Declaration of Independence, the nation’s first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and special envoy to France in Napoleon Bonaparte’s time will be played by Neal Brundage.  Ellsworth spent much of his time living away from his family in Windsor but thought his state, his town, and his residence were the best places on earth.

      Andrew Mack, a Hessian soldier taken captive during the American Revolution will be played by his descendant Dr. Daniel Mack.   Many Windsor residents have been charmed by Dr. Mack’s wonderful stories of his childhood on Mack Street.  Mary Rowland, played by Barbara Mabee, will tell of her life as a minister’s daughter and sister, and Marguerite Mills, played by Annie Phillips, will speak of how family pride motivated her to become a charter member of Windsor Historical Society at the age of 18 and endow a Society building in the names of her beloved parents.      

                  Cost for the ghost walk is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students and $8 for Windsor Historical Society members.  Please call 688-3813 to reserve your space by October 28th.  The tour starts at Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue (Route 159).  Parking is available around Palisado Green and in the Windsor Discovery Center Parking lot.


96 Palisado Avenue        Windsor, Connecticut 06095

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