235 Cutlers Farm Road, Monroe, CT 06468. Phone: 203-521-4453.
At least four intriguing locations have been assembled for Monroe's second Mines an Mills Tour May 26 (Saturday), The excursion is expected to cover about four hours, starting at 10 a.m. sharp from the senior center on Cutlers Farm Road--and finishing there. None of last year's sites are being repeated.A bus-and-foot trip back intro Monroe's rich and storied past. The outing is a collaboration between the Monroe Historic Society and the Monroe Senior Center with commentary by Ed Coffey, the town historian, and David Solek, the park ranger and tree warden. Two buses are being arranged for the tour-one for the general public and the other for seniors. A ticket is $10, discounted to $5 for students and the senior set. There is ample parking at the center. Buses by private car, bicycle or motorcycle is not permitted. A lunch-stop has been built into the schedule and participants are encouraged to brownbag it. Comfortable walking shoes are also suggested. So are a hat and sun block, also insect repellent. Bottled water will be furnished on the buses at no charge. To register for the day, arrangements can be made through Karen Cardi, the president of the historical society, at (203) 521-4453 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Barbara Yeager, director of the senior center, at (203) 452-3771 or email@example.com.