Restored Dillmann Mural To Be Unveiled

            A large mural painted by Fritz Dillmann in 1951 was rescued from destruction by local contractor Brent Herrmann several years ago when he was demolishing the old Abbot and Staples gas station building on Main Street. Herrmann kindly stored it for Manchester Historical Society...

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Manchester Street Fest July 20

Come by and see us on Main Street on Friday, July 20, from 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy music, great food, and interesting displays by local organizations. We’ll have some interesting photographs and objects from the collection for you to see.

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Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life, July 28 – September 9

The Manchester Historical Society, in collaboration with the Southern Vermont Arts Center, is presenting an exhibit on the life and art of American artist Luigi Lucioni this summer. Lucioni in Manchester: An Artist’s Life opens July 28 and runs through September 9 in Gallery I at SVAC in Manchester. The...

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Vermont Historical Society: Traveling Treasures, Thursday, July 12

Come hear Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins describe historical events through a selection of VHS treasures. Our curator Shawn Harrington will bring out a few of our own treasures as well. Manchester Community Library from 7-8 pm. The program is free and open to the public.

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Annual Neighborhood Walk, Thursday, July 5

You won’t want to miss this year’s trip down Memory Lane. Board member Mike Powers, who grew up in the neighborhood, will be sharing stories about the houses and the people who lived on Bonnet Street (Route 30), the road going west from the Northshire Bookstore roundabout. The walk takes...

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Elm Street Anecdotes in the Depot, Thursday, June 28

Please plan to join us as we listen to members of several well-known local families describe what it was like to grow up in Manchester’s Depot neighborhood. 5:30-7 pm. Refreshments will follow. We will meet at the Bank of Bennington on Elm Street.

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Manchester Street Fest, Friday, June 15

Come by and see us on Main Street on Friday, June 15, from 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy music, great food, and interesting displays by local organizations. We’ll have some interesting photographs and objects from the collection for you to see.

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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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