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Exploring Connecticut’s Towns - South Windsor

Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am

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South Windsor, CT

The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Connecticut Archaeology Center at UConn presents “Exploring Connecticut’s Towns”, a series that will look at natural and cultural history from a local perspective. The next town to be explored is the South Windsor, CT on Saturday, November 11, 10 am to 11:30.

The natural and cultural history of Connecticut, in each of its 169 towns, has a unique story to tell. From the indigenous peoples arriving after the glaciers receded and the European explorers and settlers establishing colonies in the “New World,” to the innovators of the industrial revolution leading to the present day, Connecticut is steeped in history. Join us as we explore Connecticut’s towns and learn about the people and places that have shaped and continue to shape the Constitution State.

Once the territory of the indigenous Podunk people, the area of what would become South Windsor was utilized by European settlers from Windsor for grazing and farming. Over time a bustling new community would form in this area, known for its agriculture, tobacco, and shipbuilding. This area officially became East Windsor in 1768, and then the South Windsor area was incorporated as its own town in 1845.

The tour will begin at the Wood Memorial Library and Museum, providing historic context of South Windsor’s Old Main Street. Then we will explore the north end of Main Street for a walking tour of the town’s East Windsor Hill area, highlighting South Windsor’s historic buildings and town lore. The program fee is $20, $15 for Museum members/donors. Advance registration is required. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information visit http://www.cac.uconn.edu/mnhcurrentcalendar.html or call 860.486.4460.

Contact:

david.colberg@uconn.edu

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (primary), Office of Public Engagement, UConn Master Calendar

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