Walking history tour
Manchester - posted Sep, 04 2013
MANCHESTER- Take a walk in the Cheney historic district on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. Find out about those huge brick buildings that remain from the days of the world-famous silk mills. Continuing a 35-year tradition, the event is co-sponsored by Manchester Community College (MCC) and the Manchester Historical Society, with MCC Professor Dr. Chris Paulin providing commentary. This popular walking tour visits Cheney Hall, the former silk mills, the South Manchester Railroad, the Loom exhibit at the former Cheney machine shop, neighborhoods of worker housing, and the Old Manchester Museum. The walk takes about two hours with a distance of a mile or so. Meet at 146 Hartford Road, the former Cheney Office Building, now occupied by Fuss & O'Neill. No rain date, so bring umbrellas if weather is iffy. Extreme weather cancels. More information about the Cheney district and Manchester's history at www.manchesterhistory.org. The walk is free, but donations to the Manchester Historical Society are welcome.