Click here for information on school names.
Click here for a map for the May school tours -- when third-grade students take a half-day walking tour of the Historic District.
Click here for information on schools whose buildings have been put to other uses.
Click here for information on schools which no longer exist. DistrictMapForSchoolTours.pdf

In the table below, click on the item's Name to view...

Name Description
"Color Your Town" coloring booklet A vintage text and photos created for Manchester school children many years ago, and updated in the early 1990s.
"This Is Manchester" booklet A history of Manchester created for Manchester school children in the 1950s, and updated in the 1960s.
Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District A page containing a map of the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District in Manchester, as well as current and historic photos of historic places in the District. Cheney Brothers Silk was, for over 100 years, a nationally recognized firm in the manufacturing of high quality silk products. It employed thousands of people over the years, and was led by an enlightened and innovative family during that time.
"Cheney Silk" slide show A series of images from the "Cheney Silk" stereopticon collection originally made around 1900, showing the steps in the manufacturing of silk in Manchester.
"Cheney Silk" slide show (with captions) A slightly larger series of images from the "Cheney Silk" stereopticon collection originally made around 1900, showing the steps in the manufacturing of silk in Manchester, with explanations of each image, which the user can "walk" through.
"Manchester - Another Time" slide show A series of images from a companion web site, showing life and people in Manchester in the first half of the 20th century.



HOW DID YOUR SCHOOL GET ITS NAME?

Do you know the background of your school's name?

Towns often name schools after important citizens who contribute to the good of the town, perhaps through the schools or town government. Other school names come from people of national significance, such as Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Kennedy. Some schools are named by the area of the town where they're located.

Below, viewers can click on Manchester's school web sites or on the school name information.


School Name Information on School's Name School's Web Sites
Bowers Elementary School Judge Herbert O. and Lillian S. Bowers Bowers Elementary web site
Buckley Elementary School Dr. William E. Buckley Buckley Elementary web site
Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy Elisabeth M. Bennet Bennet Academy web site
Highland Park Elementary School Highland Park Highland Park Elementary web site
Howell Cheney Technical High School Howell Cheney Cheney Tech web site
Illing Middle School Arthur Illing Illing Middle web site
Keeney Street Elementary School The Keeney Family Keeney Street Elementary web site
Martin Elementary School Richard Martin Martin Elementary web sites.
Robertson Elementary School John T. Robertson Robertson Elementary web site
Verplanck Elementary School Fred Ayer Verplanck Verplanck Elementary web site
Waddell Elementary School George Waddell Waddell Elementary web site
Washington Elementary School George Washington Washington Elementary web site



SCHOOLS OF THE PAST, BUT STILL WITH US

Sometimes schools close and the buildings are set to other uses. In this reprinted article, Susan Barlow of the Manchester Historical Society describes some of these buildings: "Schools No Longer".


SCHOOLS OF THE PAST, NOW DEPARTED

At other times, schools close and their buildings are torn down, or are destroyed by fire. In this reprinted article, Susan Barlow of the Manchester Historical Society describes some of these buildings: "Schools Now Departed".