Weston Walking tour planned

WESTON - The Walking Tour of Weston's Historic District will return on Saturday, May 31, beginning at 10 a.m.

The tour begins at the Bandstand on the Weston Green (on Route 100 in the center of town). The walk is just less than one mile in length and will last approximately an hour and a quarter. It will end at the Museums of Weston, a very short walk from the Bandstand.

In 1985, the Department of the Interior declared almost all of the Village of Weston to be an Historic District, and listed it as such on the National Register of Historic Places. The Walking Tour, conducted by guides from the Weston Historical Society, visits twenty-five venues clustered in the heart of the Historic District.

During the tour, participants will hear about the town's pioneers, the early industrialists who built the first mills and factories plus the group of men and a woman who revitalized the town after city jobs and fertile farmlands in the Midwest had lured away much of Weston's population and devastated its economy.

The Walking Tour has enlightened and entertained close to 500 participants since its inception.

There is no cost to participate. It is hoped that those who enjoy the walk will leave a donation at the Farrar-Mansur House Museum or Old Mill Museum at its conclusion.


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