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Manchester's Centennial Celebration in 1923 was quite the event, according to records. Here we see ladies dressed in their finest, gentlemen in their Sunday go-to-meeting clothes, and Armed Forces departing Cheney Hall for parts unknown. Hartford Road was not yet paved and quite narrow by today's standards.

Cheney Hall is owned by the Town of Manchester and leased to the Little Theater of Manchester who maintains and schedules the use of the building. The Little Theater of Manchester raised $1.8 million of the $2.8 million cost of renovation.

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