Lest We Forget: A Manchester Story

This November 11, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I will be remembered around the world and the men and women who served will be honored. America did not enter the war until April 1917, three years after it had begun. But by November 1918 more than...

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Manchester Village Walk on October 17

Original date was Thursday, October 11, but the walk has been postponed until Wednesday, October 17, due to the wet weather. Please plan 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 member...

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Bonnet Street Walk, Thursday July 5

All are invited to join Manchester Historical Society’s town walk down Bonnet Street in Manchester Center on Thursday, July 5.  Michael Powers, MHS Board member, will regale the group with stories of the families, including his own, who built and occupied the houses on this downtown street. MHS curator Shawn...

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MHS Board Welcomes Two New Directors

We are delighted that Brian Marthage and Dave Quesnel have joined our Board of Directors. Brian is a practicing attorney in Bennington and has been fascinated by local and Vermont history for many years. A visible and vibrant community member, he has volunteered his services to several local nonprofits, including most...

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Elm Street Anecdotes on June 28

On Thursday, June 28, the Manchester Historical Society will host an evening focused on Manchester Depot. At 5:30 pm, anyone who is interested is invited to meet outside The Bank of Bennington. From there, the group will walk and be entertained by the stories of families who grew up on...

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Tales of Manchester Recorded

Manchester Memories, an event being held every other Tuesday at the Manchester Community Library at 1 pm, is being recorded by Jerry Skapof. You can view their talks by clicking on their names below. Terry Tyler Mike Nawrath Bill West Gail Rice Grub Bourn

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WE HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED!

Let us know you care about preserving Manchester’s history by helping us meet this challenge. All NEW annual fund gifts made before December 31 of $25 or more will be matched by one of our board members up to a total of $1,000. Double the power of your gift by...

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