New, limited edition Finish Line Series of Manchester Thanksgiving Day Road Race posters, showing Amby Burfoot (long-time Race participant and 1968 Boston Maraton winner ... see Amby's web site and Julia Chase (the first female to appear in a Race, in 1961 ... see Women in the Manchester Road Race in this web site. Click on the icon at left to bring up the Museum Store web page in which pricing information is available. To see a larger version of this image, please click here.

New Woodbridge Barn mugs ($10) and ceramic holiday ornaments ($13) are now available. The ornament is the 3rd in a series of Manchester landmarks: Manchester History Center (2012), Woodbridge House (2013) and now Woodbridge Barn (2014). Click on the icon at left to bring up the Museum Store web page in which pricing information is available. To see a full-sized version of this image, please click here.


Manchester Historical Society president John Dormer holds the newly published "Manchester Memorial Hospital, The First 75 Years," by George A. F. Lundberg, Jr., M.D., and the newly reprinted "Miracle Workers," a Cheney silk recruitment booklet. Other new items in the store are coffee mugs and notecards. Click on the icon at left to bring up the Museum Store web page in which pricing information is available. To see a full-sized version of this image, please click here.


The Manchester Historical Society will provide (for a fee) a house marker plaque, made of composite PVC with vinyl lettering added, for people who wish to identify an older home in Manchester. Houses fifty years old or more qualify. Click the icon at left to bring up the web page containing the House Marker application and related information.



The Museum Shop has received a number of copies of "Just Emily, Manchester's Extraordinary Scout Leader" by Claire Olds, on the life of Emily Smith, longtime Girl Scout leader in Manchester and promoter of international goodwill through scouting. Click on the icon at left to bring up the Museum Store web page in which pricing information is available. For those interested in the life of Emily Smith, please click "Emily Smith biography to read the article on her life in the "Reprints" section of this web site.


The Manchester Historical Society announces that Dancing Bears tee-shirts are available for sale at the Museum Stores. The shirts are light tan with a color image of the bears, 50/50 cotton/polyester. The Dancing Bears celebrated their 100th anniversary in Center Memorial Park in 2009. The sculpture, by Albert Humphreys (1863-1922), was a gift by the Cheney family to memorialize Frank Cheney, who had passed away in 2004. Click the icon at left to access the Museum Store page for current prices of these T-Shirts.