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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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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May and June Programs 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Introducing “Little Eli,” Manchester’s Newly Restored 19th Century Fire Pumper “Little Eli” returns to Manchester under the watchful eye of Ted Hopkins. Ted Hopkins and Philip “Grub” Bourn will present a program on “Little Eli,” as the fire pumper has always been affectionately called. Hopkins was...

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New Officers and Directors Elected

The Manchester Historical Society elected new officers and four new members of the board at its annual meeting in December. New officers are Frederica Templeton, president, Kim Rizio, vice president, Sally Treat, secretary, and Bill Badger, treasurer. New board members Mike Powers, Gail Rice, Linda Benway and Eric Severance join...

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