MANCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Events

Walking Tour and Community Conversation

The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. About one hour; moderately paced half mile. Rain or shine. Free.

Free

Cultural District walk with Town Historian

Center Memorial Park 66 Center St, Manchester, CT, United States

75-minute walk through historic districts, starting at corner of Myrtle and Linden streets in Center Memorial Park -- viewing the work of artists and architects, noting their contributions to the culture, aesthetic, and economy of Manchester. This will be a somewhat hilly two-mile walk mostly on sidewalks. Rain or shine; extreme weather cancels. Park at […]

Free

Great Lawn walk — free

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

Visit the Great Lawn and mansion district with two members of the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District Commission: Tom Ferguson and Susan Barlow. This walk takes about 90 minutes over somewhat bumpy and hilly ground. Rain or shine; extreme weather cancels.

Free

District walk with Christopher Paulin

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

Annual stroll through the silk mill district, with commentary on the Landmark status of the district, labor relations, worker housing, and historic buildings, such as Cheney Hall. Dr. Christopher Paulin teaches history at CT State Manchester, formerly MCC, and follows John Sutherland in leading this walk. Moderate pace, covering about 1.25 miles, in about 2 […]

Free

New Year’s Day walk on the Great Lawn

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

This free history walk features the "Great Lawn" and proceeds along streets and lawn to view historic mansions and the nine acres purchased by the Town in 2005 for open space and historic preservation. Cheney district commission members Tom Ferguson and Susan Barlow will comment on the historic landscape and buildings. There is some steep […]

Free