Dinner and a Mystery at the Wilburton Inn April 14

                The Wilburton Inn in Manchester is holding an interactive dinner party on April 14 that will invite guests to explore the mystery surrounding the death in 1917 of Equinox Hotel owner George Orvis, son of Franklin Orvis, the founder of the Equinox House, and...

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Navigating the World’s Largest Online Genealogical Database

              Family historians won’t want to miss this workshop, co-sponsored by MHS and the Manchester Community Library. Jerry Carbone of Whetstone Book Genealogy will discuss methods and strategies to search the billions of indexed and unindexed records, genealogical books, and catalogs on Familysearch.org. He...

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Mark Bushnell, author of “Hidden History of Vermont”

Join Manchester Historical Society and the Northshire Bookstore as they host Mark Bushnell, author of “Hidden History of Vermont”: Vermont’s history is marked by fierce independence, generosity of spirit and the saga of human life along its steep slopes and fertile valleys. Meet the widow who outwitted Tories and may...

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MHS to Honor Three Past Board Members

On Tuesday, November 28 from 5-6:30 pm, the Manchester Historical Society will honor Judy Harwood, Ted Hopkins and Terry Tyler for their years of service in the preservation and sharing of Manchester’s history. All three served many years on the MHS Board of Directors and worked hard to collect, preserve, interpret and...

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Manchester StreetFest Friday, September 15

Come by and see us on Main Street on Friday, September 15 from 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy the sounds of the Don’t Leave band, great food, and interesting booths. We will have Little Eli with us, our 19th-century fire engine that’s been restored. The event is free and open to the public....

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Historic House Tour: Lone Pine

James L. Taylor, the son of a wealthy Brooklyn industrialist and early golf enthusiast, purchased land on which he would build his summer residence in 1899, and in exchange for 50 shares of $50 par value stock, provided the 200 acres for the new Ekwanok Country Club golf course. The...

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Member Appreciation Day

MHS is a co-sponsor of the Concert on the Green with entertainment by So Far, the popular women’s a cappella group. We are inviting all our members join us for a fun summer celebration and member get-together. Bring some refreshments and find our tent. Concert time is 6-8 pm. The Factory Point...

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Manchester StreetFest

We were rained out in June but will be on hand with some great mugs for sale and free gifts as well as photos and the Ormsby Revolutionary War-era rifle.  

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The Films of Anna B. Harris 1949-1958

Join us for a presentation by Karan Sheldon, co-founder of Northeast Historic Film, on August 16, at 6pm in the event barn at the Inn at Manchester. Karan will show selections from the 37 reels of film taken by Anna B. Harris in Manchester between 1949 and 1958. The films...

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Dellwood Stories Come Alive July 6

In their 1960 history of Manchester, Otis and Bigelow wrote that Dellwood is “one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the state.” It is also filled with interesting people whose lives form the fabric of the town’s history. On Thursday, July 6, at 6 pm, the ManchesterHistorical Society and Dellwood Cemetery...

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