Hike to Rich Lumber Switchback

      Join us for a hike led by Robert J. Waibel on Saturday November 2nd at 8 a.m. to the Rich Lumber switchback in Lye Brook Wilderness. Robert has spent years retracing the Rich Lumber rail lines that snaked through the Lye Brook wilderness and beyond from 1912-1919....

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Historic Walk of Main Street

                Join MHS board member Bill Badger and curator Shawn Harrington for a walking tour of Main Street in Manchester Village starting at the green in front of the First Congregational Church on Thursday October 10th at 5:30 p.m.

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Providing A Future for Our Past Kickoff Sept. 19

MHS is hosting a public reception to kickoff the final phase of the capital campaign and celebrate the generous supporters who have let us know they share our passion for history and historical preservation. Our thanks to the Equinox Resort for underwriting this event.    

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Factory Point Cemetery Walk

    Factory Point Cemetery is located on what was originally called Meeting House Hill. The land had been given to the Baptist Society in 1791 for a place of burial beside the original Baptist meeting house. The new Baptist Church was built in its current location in 1833. By...

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From Colburn House to Northshire Bookstore

                  4869 Main Street was for more than a century the home to the Colburn House which opened in 1872. In 1976 Ed and Barbara Morrow established the Northshire Bookstore on Main Street, but as their business grew, they soon realized they...

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Vermont History Trivia Night Round 2

    Enjoy a fun night of Vermont trivia at the Library! You and your team of up to four people will compete for prizes and test your knowledge of the Green Mountain State; one round will be devoted to local trivia, centering on Manchester Depot. The event is hosted...

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Bromley Mountain Through the Years

Join the Manchester Historical Society on Friday April 19 at 7 pm in the Hunter Room at the Manchester Community Library for an evening of reminiscences on Bromley Mountain’s history.  From humble beginnings of a rope tow at the Equinox golf course in the 1930s to the slopes of Mount Aeolus in...

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Cribbage Tournament *RESCHEDULED for March 29th

To register in advance, contact Courtney Callo at mamacallo66@gmail.com or call or text (802) 375-3204. Limited to the first 32 participants. Walk-ins welcome if space permits.

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Skiing History Day at Bromley

Bromley Mountain celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and MHS Curator Shawn Harrington and board member Bill Badger will be giving a talk on the history of Manchester’s neighboring ski area. All are welcome and there will be time for questions after the presentation. For more information about the day’s...

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Manchester Village Walk on Wednesday, October 17

Original date was Thursday, October 11th, but the walk has been postponed until Wednesday, October 17th due to the wet weather. All are invited to join us for a walking tour of Main Street in Manchester Village on Wednesday, October 17, at 5 pm. MHS curator Shawn Harrington and board...

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