Victorian Days in Willimantic – June 1, 2 & 3, 2012
Sponsored by O.L.Willard Co. Inc.
St. Germain Investment Management
Pam & Bob Horrocks
Willimantic Waste Paper Company, Inc.
For Information, Brochures and Reservations: 860-428-7573 – www.VictorianWillimantic.org
All event tickets are available in advance.
Call 860-428-7573. On sale the weekend of the event at Kramer School, 322 Prospect St.
Tea tickets must be purchased in advance.
Home Tour One Day Ticket $15.00
Home Tour Two Day Ticket $25.00
Home Tour Ticket includes: Guided Tours of Homes, Gardens, Architectural Slide Show, and Tour Program.
Homes Open For Tours
Sat. & Sun. 11am – 4pm (unless otherwise noted)
Presented by the Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association
Saint Joseph Church – 99 Jackson Street
First Congregational Church – 199 Valley Street
Saint Mary Church – 46 Valley Street
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church – 220 Valley Street
First Baptist Church – 667 Main Street
Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3,
11:30, 1:00 & 2:30 PM
Victorian Tea served in the George Nasin House (circa 1894)
159 North Street; Willimantic
Tea, sandwiches, scones, pastries.
$15.00 per person
Always sold out. Must reserve: 860-428-7573
Thursday, May 31, 7:00 PM
Meet at the Frog Bridge
Walking Lantern Tour of Historic Willimantic Main Street Area including Franklin Hall Vaudeville Theater
Refreshments. Tour Guide: Bev York
$10.00 adults; children under 10, No Charge
British-style brass bands started during the Industrial Revolution when many companies sponsored musical groups as recreation for their employees. Sponsored by the Webber Family Fund of the First Congregational Church of Willimantic. Refreshments Served. This concert is a gift to the community from the church. No charge and open to the public.
Tour historic New Haven Railroad site with roundhouse, turntable, buildings and operating, full-size trains. Take a 1.5 mile round trip train ride on an open flat car with benches. Single ride or day passes available.
Mayor Ernest Eldridge will lead visitors through the Historic Town Hall, built in 1896. Hear stories about past mayors and selectmen. This year, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Sinking for Titanic, the Mayor, a knowledgeable Titanic enthusiast and collector, will discuss Connecticut’s Connection to the Titanic.
Walking tour of the Windham Mill Complex including mill buildings, raceways and worker & manager housing w/emphasis on 19th century mill ecosystem. Tour includes interior of Mill No. 2, built between 1863 and 1864, the centerpiece of the Complex. In 1879 it became one of the first industrial buildings in the world to be lit by electric lights. Meet at tour site, 322 Main St.
Old Willimantic Cemetery acts as a historical record of our town’s past; this tour will examine Willimantic’s story through its cemetery grounds. Cemeteries are more than just the final resting places of the dead. They represent the history of the area or community they reside in, and are sanctuaries for vital records, art and symbolism, social structure and culture, wildlife, and much more. Tickets avail. at tour site.
Also – Stop and rest a while in the tranquil garden located at 201 Lewiston Avenue on Saturday & Sunday.