Manchester History Center

Open Museum Day 6 places to visit in Manchester

Cheney Homestead 106 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT, United States +4 more

Our Society properties and two others: Cheney Homestead open 11 to 3 at 106 Hartford Road. Old Manchester Museum open 10:00 to 2:00 at 126 Cedar Street. History Center open 11 to 3 at 175 Pine Street. Woodbridge Farmstead open 11:00 to 3:00 at 495 East Middle Turnpike. CT Firemen's Historical Society Museum, 230 Pine […]

“Tea and Silk” — presentation by Penny West

Manchester History Center 175 Pine Street, Manchester, United States

Penny will present an illustrated talk about her great-grandparents, Gustavus Farley Jr. and Katharine Cheney Farley. Katharine, the daughter of the youngest of the Cheneys who founded Manchester's silk industry, married a tea merchant from Massachusetts, and in 1880, they  traveled to Japan, where her husband based his tea-importing firm.  There in Yokohama, the 26-year-old […]