Victorian Days

Willimantic - posted Apr, 22 2013

WILLIMANTIC- On May 31, June 1 and 2, the 15th annual Victorian Days event  in Willimantic, presented by the Willimantic Victorian Neighborhood Association, will once again take visitors on a trip back to the 19th century to experience the beautiful Victorian lifestyle once enjoyed in Willimantic, Connecticut, where you will find more than 600 Victorian style homes on the National Register of Historic Places.  The tour will also feature three in North & South Windham and Windham Center. Concerts, walking tours of Windham Mills, Willimantic Cemetery, museums and gardens as well as Victorian Teas all add to the enjoyment of the weekend. Victorian Days kicks off on Thursday, May 30 with a Walking Tour of historic North Windham. On Friday, May 31 the public is invited to a free-admission British-style Classic Brass Band Concert at the First Congregational Church, 199 Valley Street.  This is the church’s gift to the community funded by the Carl Webber fund.     On Saturday, June 1  & Sunday, June 2,  Victorian homes/historic sites will be open for guided tours. New this year (Saturday only) - Tours of 18th century homes in historic Windham Center.  Weekend events include tours of 10 Victorian homes, Willimantic Camp Meeting  Association (Saturday), the  historic Elks Lodge,  Old Willimantic Cemetery (Sunday), Windham Mills (Saturday), Windham’s historic Town Hall, the Garden on the Bridge, and the Wright’s Pleasant Street garden.  The Windham Textile & History Museum will feature a Latino Migration Exhibit. The Windham Historical Society at Jillson House will be open. The Northeast Connecticut Railroad Museum will be open, featuring train rides. Visitors will also enjoy  Concerts, Museum Exhibits, Art Shows, and the always delightful Victorian Teas. For  information, advance tickets, reservations for tea, or to receive a brochure with full details and the Summer Events Calendar, call 860-428-7573. Also visit www.victorianwillimantic.org


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