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Manchester Historical Society


category : Historic Homes
Cheney Homestead (c.1785), home of Timothy Cheney, clockmaker, and birthplace of the brothers who founded the silk industry. Features gallery of engravings, portraits, quilts, grandfather clocks, antique furniture. The Keeney Schoolhouse, 1751 one-room school.


Admission: Adults $2, children (12 and under) free.
Address: 106 Hartford Rd.
Phone: (860) 647-9983

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Manchester Historical Society

Cheney Homestead (c.1785), home of Timothy Cheney, clockmaker, and birthplace of the brothers who founded the silk industry. Features gallery of engravings, portraits, quilts, grandfather clocks, antique furniture. The Keeney Schoolhouse, 1751

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