Open House at MCL on June 13

On Saturday, June 13, the Manchester Community Library will be holding an Open House from 11 am – 4 pm. MHS will be on hand to welcome visitors to our collections room where we will have a number of items on display. Please join us and learn more about our...

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Hometown Storytellers Celebrate Vermont

The Manchester Community Library and the Manchester Historical Society invite you to attend “Hometown Storytellers,” featuring Dave Quesnel, Bob Stannard, and Terry Tyler, on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 pm in the Hunter Community Room at the Library. The three well-known locals are all Vermont authors who write about our...

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Judge Robert Mello Talks About the Founding of Vermont

The Manchester and Dorset Historical Societies welcome Robert Mello to speak about his latest book, Moses Robinson and the Founding of Vermont, on Wednesday, May 13, at 7 pm. At this free event, held at Manchester Community Library, Mello will tell the story of Moses Robinson, a man who led...

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History of the First Congregational Church Building on Wed. April 29

Please plan to join us for a look at the history of the iconic church building in Manchester Village with MHS Board member Shawn Harrington. This event is being hosted by the First Congregational Church from 7-8 pm. The talk will be followed by refreshments. Thanks to our 2015 Corporate Sponsors for...

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Join Us to Celebrate the Rockwell Print Donation Wed. Feb. 11 at Manchester Community Library

Join the Comar family for an evening of stories and reminiscing about Manchester’s beloved Quality Restaurant on Wed., Feb. 11 at 6 pm at the Manchester Community Library. Wendy Comar will present her print of the unpublished Norman Rockwell painting entitled “War News” to the Manchester Historical Society which will...

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History of the Mark Skinner and Manchester Community Libraries Jan. 21

On Wednesday, January 21 at 7 pm, Gail Rice, Judy Harwood and Shawn Harrington will give a talk on The History of the Mark Skinner Library and Its Transition to the Manchester Community Library. This Manchester Historical Society presentation will be at the Manchester Community Library and will feature early...

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Tall Spire Ringers Free Concert, Thursday, December 18

On Thursday, December 18, the Tall Spire Ringers will provide a free holiday concert. Sponsored by the Manchester Historical Society, the beautiful bell ringing concert will be at the First Congregational Church in Manchester at 7 pm. Thanks to Manchester’s Casablanca Motel which graciously underwrote this program, the concert is...

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Annual Picnic and Fiddler Adam Boyce on August 20

This year the annual picnic will be held at the Casablanca Motel located at the north end of Manchester Center on Wednesday, August 20. The picnic starts at 5:30 pm and is open to all, provided that you bring a dish to share for the potluck meal. Following the food...

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Manchester Street Fair August 15

Stop by and say hello at the Manchester Street Fair on Friday, August 15, 6-9 pm. You can find us in front of the old Factory Point Bank building. We’ll have some great photos to look at and books to buy.

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Manchester Village Walk on Wednesday, July 16

Manchester Historical Society directors Bill Badger and Judy Harwood will be leading a tour of Main Street in Manchester Village on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 pm. If you have always wanted to know the stories behind the beautiful historic houses, plan to meet them in front of the Equinox....

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