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
|"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|"Cheney Silk" slide show||A series of images from the "Cheney Silk" stereopticon collection originally made around 1900, showing the steps in the manufacturing of silk in Manchester.|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Silk" slide show (with captions)||A slightly larger series of images from the "Cheney Silk" stereopticon collection originally made around 1900, showing the steps in the manufacturing of silk in Manchester, with explanations of each image, which the user can "walk" through.|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.|
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|