Victorian Days in Willimantic –
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2013
11am – 4pm (unless otherwise noted)
Presented by The Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association
For Information, Brochures and Reservations: 860-428-7573 – www.VictorianWillimantic.org
O.L. Willard Co., Willimantic – 860-423-1666 • Storrs – 860-429-2792
Willimantic Waste, 860-423-4527
Pam & Bob Horrocks
Jeanne Crum, Home Selling Team Real Estate • 860-450-8133
sponsor of the Wilton Little Home
Tri-County Vision, 16 Walnut St., Willimantic • 860-423-2565
sponsor of the George Tiffany Home
Kathy Burns & Robert Lambert
sponsor of the John R.Pickett Home
Dr. Charles & Pamela Shooks
sponsor of the Nelson Daniels Home
Mackey’s, 249 Columbia Ave., Willimantic • 860-423-6311
sponsor of the The Collar Company
Pam & Bob Horrocks
sponsor of the Alan B. Burleson Home
Jennifer Clark, First Choice Realty, 120 Wauregan Rd., Danielson • 860-208-6257
sponsor of the Joseph S. Jones Home
Landon Tire, Route 32, S. Windham • 866-456-0000
sponsor of the Willimantic Camp Meeting Assoc.
Art Kostapopulos, Weichert Realtors • 860-428-4368
sponsor of the Guilford Smith Home
Deb Bellingham of Coventry
sponsor of the Elisha Holmes Home
Kathy & Alan Miller
sponsor of the Eliphalet Dyer Home
Wilcox & Reynolds, LLC, 922 Stafford Rd., Storrs • 860-429-9387
sponsor of the Colonel Jedidiah Elderkin Home
All event tickets are available in advance.
Call 860-428-7573. On sale the weekend of the event at Kramer School, 322 Prospect St. Hours: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Tea tickets must be purchased in advance. Lantern Tour, Cemetery Tour, and Railroad Museum tix available at tour sites.
Home Tour One Day Ticket $15.00
Home Tour Two Day Ticket $25.00
Home Tour Ticket includes: Guided Tours of Homes, Gardens, Horse & Wagon Tours, Architectural Slide Show, and Tour Program.
PLEASE REVIEW THE BROCHURE CAREFULLY FOR THE HOMES ON TOUR DATES
SATURDAY ONLY HOMES (JUNE 1ST) AND (BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (JUNE 1ST AND 2ND).
Homes Open For Tours
Sat. & Sun. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday Only Home Tours
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rouse English Country Garden
3 North Street
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2,
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 30, 7:00 pm
Walking Tour of North Windham Village.
Historian Bev York discusses different styles of architecture and village history. Meet at the cemetery on N. Windham Rd. Ext.
$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.
Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum Train Rides & Tours
Sat. & Sun., June 1 & 2, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
55 Bridge Street, Willimantic
Adults with Victorian Days ticket: $3.00
Children over 12: $2.00
Children under 12: Free
Tour historic New Haven Railroad site with roundhouse, turntable, buildings and operating, full-size trains. Take a 1.25 mile round trip train ride on an open flat car with benches. Refreshments available.
ArtSpace – MEMBER ART SHOW
480 Main St.
Windham Regional Arts Council
Opening Reception Fri., May 31, 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Free
Music • Refreshments. Open to Public
Gallery open weekends 1-4 pm thru June 22
Horse & Wagon Tours
Sat. & Sun., June 1 & 2, 11:00 – 3:00 pm
Prospect Hill, Willimantic
Enjoy a leisurely horse and wagon ride while appreciating the architecture of the Prospect Hill Historic District, and learning about Windham history of the Victorian period. Wagons pass the houses that are open for the tour, and other significant neighborhoods.
Your guides include:
Bruce Clouette: Public Archaeology Survey Team, Dir. of Historical Services
Bev York: Windham Textile and History Museum, Educational Consultant
Cheryl Le Beau: Public Historian
Free 30 minute guided tours leave Kramer at: 11:00, 11:45, 12:30, 1:15, 2:00
Reserve your seat, call: 860.576.5139 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Ernest Eldridge will lead visitors through the Historic Town Hall, built in 1896. Hear stories about past mayors and selectmen.
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.
Old Willimantic Cemetery Tour
Sunday, June 2, 10:00 am – Noon, $10.00
Guided Tour by Cemetery Historian, Cheryl LeBeau
Meet at Main Gate, West Main St., across from Stop & Shop. (Parking at the Stop & Shop).
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.
Architectural Slide Show
at Kramer School, 322 Prospect Street
10:00 am Saturday & Sunday
Bev York discusses different styles of Victorian Architecture. Free!