Sunday, May 6, 2018
Public Access

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12:00pm [12:00pm] Woodbridge Barn Open House
The Manchester Historical Society invites the public to free open houses of the restored eighteenth-century Woodbridge Barn and the grounds of its Woodbridge farmstead from12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on these Sundays: May 6, 20 and then continuing on the second and fourth Sundays of the month: June 10, 24; July 8, 22; August 12, 26; September 9, 23; October 14, 28. The farmstead is located in Manchester Green at 495 East Middle Turnpike, near its intersection with Woodbridge Street. Visitors can park at the municipal lot behind the Senior Center, and along the street that runs between the Senior Center and the farmstead itself. From the street, walk to the backyard using the grass driveway between the house and Woodbridge Pizza. The Woodbridge farmstead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The barn contains displays of farm tools and equipment. Info about local history: www.manchesterhistory.org

[1:00pm] A Veterans Chat Program
Veterans Chat Sunday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m., a Veteran Chat program -- at the Manchester History Center, 175 Pine Street -- the Flying Tigers presentation by Tom Pandolfi (originally scheduled for this date) needs to be postponed and Tom will reschedule when he's able. Meanwhile, join us for an informal veteran program in which some long-time Manchester residents talk about their experiences in different branches of military service. Veterans are invited to bring a story to share at the end of the program. $3 for members; $5 for non-members; FREE for veterans and for children under 16. Light refreshments will be served. Parking for the lecture is available along Pleasant Street, off Forest Street (no on-street parking) as well as in a small lot north of the History Center. More about local history at www.manchesterhistory.org