MANCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Events

Annual appeal for donations

Manchester History Center 175 Pine Street, Manchester, United States

Please consider a donation to the annual fund to support the operations and mission of the Historical Society. A donation in any amount may be mailed to 175 Pine Street, Manchester, CT 06040. If you would like an annual appeal packet mailed to you, please email newsletter@manchesterhistory.org with your home mailing address. Thank you! To […]

Woodbridge Farmstead open house

Woodbridge Farmstead 495 Middle Tpke E, Manchester, CT, United States

All welcome to visit the historic barns and grounds, and take a guided tour of the downstairs of the c. 1830 house. Located at 495 Middle Turnpike East, at Manchester Green. Special activities throughout the season, which is generally noon to 2:00 on the second and fourth Sundays of the warmer months. Games and fun […]

Cheney Railroad history walk

Fuss & O'Neill 146 Hartford Rd, Manchester, CT, United States

South to North, meet at the office steps, Fuss & O'Neill, 146 Hartford Road, Manchester. Hikers will trace the route of the former railroad, built in 1869 to connect the Cheney silk mills to the main rail line in the North End. At 2.5 miles, it was the shortest private freight-and-passenger railroad in the United […]

Event Series Woodbridge Farmstead Open House

Woodbridge Farmstead Open House

Woodbridge Farmstead 495 Middle Tpke E, Manchester, CT, United States

All welcome to visit the historic barns and grounds, and take a guided tour of the downstairs of the c. 1830 house. Located at 495 Middle Turnpike East, at Manchester Green. Special activities throughout the season, which is generally noon to 2:00 on the second and fourth Sundays of the warmer months; extreme weather cancels. […]

Event Series Open House!

Open House

Cheney Homestead 106 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT, United States

Usually open 1:00 to 4:00 on the second Sunday of each month except holidays, and also by appointment and for special events. /$5 suggested donation. Jamie Donahue will present "Back to School," at 2:00 p.m.

$5

Cheney Railroad history hike

North to South, meeting north of the tracks that intersect Main Street near North Main Street; park at the strip mall at that intersection. Hikers will have an easy, fairly flat, walk along the former railroad, built in 1869 to connect the Cheney silk mills to the main rail line in the North End. At […]

Event Series Woodbridge Farmstead Open House

Woodbridge Farmstead Open House

Woodbridge Farmstead 495 Middle Tpke E, Manchester, CT, United States

All welcome to visit the historic barns and grounds, and take a guided tour of the downstairs of the c. 1830 house. Located at 495 Middle Turnpike East, at Manchester Green. Special activities throughout the season, which is generally noon to 2:00 on the second and fourth Sundays of the warmer months; extreme weather cancels. […]

Event Series Woodbridge Farmstead Open House

Woodbridge Farmstead Open House

Woodbridge Farmstead 495 Middle Tpke E, Manchester, CT, United States

All welcome to visit the historic barns and grounds, and take a guided tour of the downstairs of the c. 1830 house. Located at 495 Middle Turnpike East, at Manchester Green. Special activities throughout the season, which is generally noon to 2:00 on the second and fourth Sundays of the warmer months; extreme weather cancels. […]

Event Series Open House!

Open House

Cheney Homestead 106 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT, United States

Usually open 1:00 to 4:00 on the second Sunday of each month except holidays, and also by appointment and for special events. /$5 suggested donation.

$5

Porter Street area history hike

highlad park school 395 Porter St, Manchester, CT, United States

A unique neighborhood with historic and modern houses, reservoirs, a Nature Center, and the home of Hart Porter (1812-1891), whose house, built about 1820, is on the Connecticut Freedom Trail, as a secret stop on the Underground Railway. Little remains of the Porter Mill, except Porter Brook. Before today’s Highland Park School, the wooden Porter […]