Sunday, April 8, 2018
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1:00pm [1:00pm] Cheney Homestead Open House Sundays
Open House at the Cheney Homestead, second Sunday of each month. View the 1785 house, and hear commentary about the residence, which was donated to the Manchester Historical Society by the Cheney family in 1968 for use as a house museum. Guided tours include history of the building and its contents, and of the family who lived there. As with many New England homesteads, the house is built into a hill, with doors opening out to the yard on both the upper and lower level. The Keeney Schoolhouse is on the grounds of the Homestead, and is open when the weather is warm enough. More about local history: www.manchesterhistory.org. Donations accepted for the upkeep of the Homestead.

[1:00pm] Historical Society Lecture
Hundredth Anniversary of Flu Epidemic -- On Sunday, April 8, at 1:00 p.m., the Manchester Historical Society presents “The Terrible Flu in Manchester, 1918” -- a lecture about the 1918 influenza epidemic. Former State Senator Mary Ann Handley will present this informative talk at the History Center, 175 Pine Street. A retired Manchester Community College history professor, Mary Ann has conducted research on this topic, and at the lecture will establish a foundation for understanding the medical and statistical aspects of the flu, as well as typical versus flu death rates of this time in American and local history. She will talk about Manchester’s response to the epidemic. $5 for non-members, $3 for Society members, and free for children under age 16. Light refreshments available for sale. More about local history at www.manchesterhistory.org