S.H.A.R.E. is a collaboration between historic, arts, recreation and educational institutions located in South Manchester. Representatives from these institutions began meeting in May of 2008 to explore ways to work together and to promote the South Manchester area and its cultural institutions.

S.H.A.R.E. participants include:
Cheney Hall/Little Theatre of Manchester
The Connecticut Firemen's History Museum
Downtown Manchester Special Services District
The Greater Hartford Arts Council
Lutz Children’s Museum
Manchester Historical Society
Mary Cheney Library
Crimson ART Box
Manchester High School

1) To create an identity for the South Manchester assets area.
2) To promote the area and its assets as a whole.
3) To promote collaboration between assets located in the South Manchester area.
4) To identify volunteer resources for collaboration members.
5) To demonstrate the value of the organizations who are a part of S.H.A.R.E.

S.H.A.R.E. Annual Events

First Saturday in December – SHARE the Holidays! A variety of activities, demonstrations, programs are offered at the Lutz Children’s Museum, Downtown locations, Mary Cheney Library, Cheney Hall, Manchester Historical Society sites and the Connecticut Fire Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A free and festive trolley takes you and your friends and family to all locations, and almost all events are free or have a small charge!

Heritage Day SHARE activities – The second Saturday in June, as part of Pride in Manchester Week, SHARE sites (see SHARE the Holidays above) again, offer a variety of activities, many outside, for everyone to enjoy! Climb up on all kinds of trucks at the Lutz, pump the oldfashioned water hoses at the Fire Museum, see Art shows or performances at Cheney Hall and take a tour up in the cat walk, hear great stories at the Library and visit the Loom Exhibit at the Historical Society and the 1800’s classroom at the Schoolhouse. These are just a few of the things you might do as the schedule changes from year to year, so find out more by getting in touch with a SHARE location! And that wonderful trolley is available this day as well!

See our Facebook page for more information, or call one of the SHARE partners!