Sunday, September 9, 2018
Public Access

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9:00am [9:00am] TRAIN SHOW
The Train Show is sponsored by the New England Train Collectors Assn., in conjunction with the Army Navy Club. The show is open to the public. Admission is $5.00 per person and children under 12 are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult. For info call 860-432-2124.

[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] Book Talk at HIstory Center
Civilian Conservation Corps program on Sunday, September 9 at 1:00, at the History Center, 175 Pine Street. Author Martin Podskoch will talk about his book,Civilian Conservation Corps Camps, History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC The CCC began in 1933 to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Marty said,Over the past eight years I have traveled throughout Connecticut gathering stories of the CCC Camps. I have interviewed over 100 CCC boys and their families. The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WWII. After the presentation, Marty will have his book available for sale and signing. Admission: $5 for non-members, $3 for members, free for children under 16. Visit manchesterhistory.org for more events and for information about local history.

[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.