MANCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Susan Barlow

The Cheney Silk Mills

THE CHENEY SILK MILLS By Susan Barlow, Manchester Historical Society Beginning in 1838, Cheney Brothers built the silk mills that made Manchester famous and drew workers from throughout the United […]

Bon Ami – “Hasn’t Scratched Yet”

Compiled by Jim Hall from various sources noted below Excerpted from: “The History of Manchester, Connecticut” by Mathias Spiess and Percy Bidwell, 1924 The Orford Soap Company. The most widely […]

The Loom Exhibit

The Manchester Historical Society has obtained two large Jacquard looms, a dobby loom, a narrow-fabric loom, and other textile equipment, and is in the process of creating its Loom Exhibit […]

Volunteer’s School Tours Evaluation

Volunteers, Docents, Helpers – School Tours SurveyManchester Historical Society175 Pine Street    Manchester, CT 06040Email: info@manchesterhistory.org     Telephone: 860-647-9983 Thank you for volunteering at the school tours this year. We […]

School Tours Evaluation

Teacher Evaluation of Historic District School ToursManchester Historical Society175 Pine Street    Manchester, CT 06040Email: info@manchesterhistory.org     Telephone: 860-647-9983 The Manchester Historical Society volunteers and staff hope you and your […]

House/Property Research

House/Property Research FormManchester Historical Society175 Pine Street    Manchester, CT 06040Email: info@manchesterhistory.org     Telephone: 860-647-9983 In order to assist the Manchester Historical Society in performing this House/Property Research effort, the […]

Honoring Joe McCluskey

Joe, second from left, captain of the South Manchester High School (SMHS) track team, 1928-29.

By Rick Dyer, archivist of the Manchester Road Race Committee Spoken at a reception celebrating Joe on Friday, May 19, 2017 Twelve-year-old Joe McCluskey bounds out the front door and […]

Friendship: He was Dick and I was Johnnie

(Ed. Note: Richard "Dick" Cobb, 69, former Manchester High School athletic director, died April 20, 1988.)

by John H. McHughoriginally from the Manchester Herald, 5/3/1988reprinted from Old Manchester II … The Storytellers, published 1995 by the Manchester Historical Society To the editor: Dick Cobb and I went […]

Hazel Lutz And Her Dream

Reprinted with permission Hazel Lutz envisioned a museum only for children, where they could learn and play, and not be told “Don’t Touch.” Her dream came true in 1953, when […]