School History Exhibit at Manchester’s Town Hall

Plan to stop by the Kilburn Room in Manchester’s Town Hall and enjoy the new exhibit of artifacts and photos that tell the story of Manchester’s District schools. Curator Wes Hill and board members Judy Harwood, Gail Rice and Bill West have put together displays of each original school district....

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Manchester Depot Program Much Appreciated

Our April 7 program on Manchester Depot was a big hit, attended by over 100 community members. Thanks to Bill Badger and Shawn Harrington who did a fine job exploring the history of the railroad and the businesses that clustered around the train station. And thanks also to Joe Miles...

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Manchester Center Walking Tours Dec. 11 and 12

As part of Manchester Merriment, the Manchester Historical Society will host two walking tours of downtown Manchester’s Main Street, one on Friday at 2 pm and one on Saturday at 10 am. Meet in front of the Chamber of Commerce Building. For more information send us an e-mail info@manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org.

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Explore Wintertime Past with the MHS on Sat., Dec. 12

Join us on Saturday, December 12, from 11 am to 3 pm, when we will be hosting a free public exhibit of wintertime happenings of Manchester’s past. Timed to coincide with the Chamber of Commerce’s Manchester Merriment, this event will highlight the local ski industry, historic snowstorms and ice cutting....

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August Summer Members Party

Our first ever Summer Members Party took place on a perfect August evening outside on the library’s patio. It was a wonderful chance for everyone to meet fellow members and get a look at our new collections room in the lower level of the library. Thanks to all who attended..we...

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Celebrating Tennis in Manchester

MHS recently received a wonderful artifact from the past, returning to Manchester 122 years after it was won: a men’s doubles first place sterling silver trophy awarded by the Manchester Tennis Club in 1893. The gift comes to us from Deb Bermudes, whose mother, Kathleen Simocko, married Merriman Munson Reed,...

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Hometown Storytellers Were a Big Hit!

About 150 people came out on June 4 for “Hometown Storytellers,” our joint event with the Manchester Community Library, to hear David Quesnel, Bob Stannard and Terry Tyler read excerpts from their books and swap stories. A lot of laughs and and due appreciation to authors, audience and MC Jim...

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Evening with the Comar Family a Great Success

To Wendy and all the Comar family and to Mike Powers we send our deepest appreciation for an amazing evening of heartfelt remembrances and joy.  All the memories of the Comar kids came together to give the audience a unique history of the Quality Restaurant and an appreciation of their...

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Annual Meeting Postponed to December 17

Due to hazardous weather conditions the meeting tonight has been postponed until Wednesday, Dec. 17. All members of the Manchester Historical Society are encouraged to attend this year’s annual meeting on Wednesday, December 10, at 7 pm at the Manchester Community Library. Board members and officers will report on programs,...

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Annual Giving Campaign 2014-2015 Underway

This past summer two of our board members and our curator met with Mr. Robert Parker to receive as a gift a Colonial-era fowling musket that had belonged to his ancestor, Gideon Ormsby, an important early Manchester settler and Revolutionary War officer. It is a moment like this that makes...

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