Welcome to the Manchester Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to education and preservation. We hope you have an opportunity to visit our museums and attend our history walks and hikes, exhibits, lectures, slide shows, and tours of our historic properties for adults and children.

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posted: 07/14/2015

A two-story wooden building erected in 1868 was leveled by fire in December, 1955. The frame structure was owned and operated by the New England Play Pen Company. December, 1955 photo by Ken Burkamp for the Hartford Courant.

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