'Red loop' walking tour to show city Tuesday

Published on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:32
Written by Christopher Fortier

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - Lace up your sneakers and grab a bottle of water: A sure sign of spring in the city is about to bloom.

The New Britain Industrial Museum on Tuesday will host a history walking tour of the “red loop” in and around downtown.

Andrea Kulak will host the walk, which features historic sites highlighted by the ubiquotus red markers noting the places and personalities that comprise New Britain’s heritage. The red loop runs from Central Park north up Main Street and west into Little Poland. The interpretative signs include history notes on the namesakes of the Stanley manufacturing firm, presidential visits to the city and Polish immigration.

The city’s Historic Signage Walking Tour was developed in 2012 by the Downtown Streetscape Working Group in response to a Preserve America Grant from the National Parks Service. TO Design LLC of New Britain collaborated with the city Department of Public Works in developing the text and mapping for the routes.

The history tour, which will meet near Central Park at 10 a.m., is free, though free-will donations will be accepted. Participants will be asked to sign a release form and are encouraged to bring a hat, water, sunscreen and walking shoes. The event will be canceled in the event of heavy rain.

For more information, contact the NBIM at 860-832-8654.

 



Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 22:32. Updated: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:30.