Ride to Remember: Bus Tour of Wilson
1:30 PM -3:30 PM
On Sunday, November 9,
from 1:30 to 3:30p.m., take a trip down memory lane
with historian Beverly Garvan and school bus driver
Sterling Viets, both of them born and bred in
Windsor with a passion for history, and Windsor
Historical Society Director Christine Ermenc. Learn
about the many changes this area of Windsor has seen
over the past century and why it is known as Wilson.
Each participant will receive a packet of historic
images from Windsor Historical Societyís library
collections to compare with the features they see as
the tour progresses. Evocative stories about Wilson
from the Windsor Storytellers books will be shared
as the tour progresses. Find out more about Wilsonís
brickyards and many early 20th century farms, view
scenic Keney Park, and Northwood Cemetery, and hear
about neighborhood institutions and businesses like
the Wilson Fire Company, Wilson Congregational
Church, Sidís General Store,, the Wilson Drug
Company, and the Roger Wolcott School. Weíll
continue up Deerfield Road and Windsor Avenue,
ending our trip with Washington Park, Roger Ludlow
School, and John Fitch High School.
Spaces are limited; our bus tours sell out fast.
Reserve your spot by Friday, November 7 by calling
860-688-3813 or contacting email@example.com.
The school bus will meet participants at the
Society. The cost for this program is $12 for
adults, $11 for seniors and students, and $10 for
Windsor Historical Society members.