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Property Values in Windham & Willimantic

  • Established 1893 consolidated with Willimantic 1983
  • Benjamin Hanks (1755-1824), goldsmith, instrument maker, and first maker of bronze cannons and church bells in America.
  • Windham Textile and History Museum is specifically interesting in the history of the people who worked and built the Mill community in the Windham region during the industrial revolution.
  • The Frog Bridge Architecturally designed bridge, officially opened in June 2001. The landmark is adorned with eight foot high bronze frogs atop concrete thread spools, designed by Leo Jensen. The spools on the bridge represent Willimantic's prominence in cotton thread and silk manufacturing. The frogs represent the legendary Windham Frog Fight of 1754
  • Willimantic Boom Box Parade Willimantic has received national and international attention for its annual Boom Box Parade. Back in 1986, with the local Windham High School Marching Band having disbanded, local parade fan Kathleen Clark approached the local radio station WILI with the idea of a people's parade. She offered her collection of vintage marching music records to the radio station with her idea that they play these patriotic marches throughout the duration of the parade. Parade goers were encouraged to bring their Boom Box radios and tune into 1400 AM. The parade Grand Marshal is WILI radio host and local celebrity Wayne Norman. Parade participation is equally as important as parade attendance, with the vast majority of parade participants being individual citizens or local groups who simply wish to share their creativity and national pride with spectators.
  • 3rd Thursday Fests Every third Thursday from May to September, Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. hosts on Main Street a festival of musical, theatrical, visual and olfactory delights. Six stages simultaneously host a wide variety of music and entertainment for audiences of all ages. People sample authentic ethnic international cooking and local micro-brewed beer or soda. The streets are filled with around 100 vendors and crafters, street performers and children's activities. 3rd Thursday Street Fest is a community event!

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Windham Public Schools
Windham High School
Windham Technical High School
Eastern Connecticut State University

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Updated: 26th March, 2019 8:13 PM.