Freedom Trail walking tour
Region - posted Sep, 04 2013
REGION - The Windsor Freedom Trail Walking Tour, presented by the Windsor Freedom Trail Committee, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 7:30 a.m. Beginning at Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station Road, Windsor. Walk along this 3.9 mile route with your friends and family as you learn about the rich history of the Connecticut Freedom Trail and visit the Windsor Freedom Trail sites that are associated with African-American heritage and movement towards freedom. A bus will follow walkers. Everyone will meet at the Archer Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church at 7:30a.m., and then be transported to the first site, Riverside Cemetery on East St. in Windsor to start the tour. Learn about African-American soldiers from the Connecticut 29th and 31st colored regiments and other civil war units are buried there. Participants will then walk to the rest of the sites in sequence: the Nancy Toney grave site, the Joseph Rainey House, the William Best House, and the historic Archer Memorial church cemetery. The history will be given at each site. A continental breakfast will be available for all event participants after the walk. To sign up for the walking tour, send an email with your full name, phone number and number of walkers to:firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alfred Narcisse at 860-688-2479. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Windsor Food Bank. This event is free and open to the public.