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] Soccer Shoot for Kids
Rescheduled Soccer Shoot for Kids - Sponsored by Manchester Elks #1893. Date: Sunday, September 9. Time: Noon till 3 PM. Location: East Catholic High School, (Lower soccer field). We are looking for ages 7 & under for the 5 Goal Contest and ages 8- 15 for the Goal Grid Contest. This event will lead up to the October 14 Connecticut Shoot at Sports World at 226 Main Street, East Windsor CT. Need more information: Contact the Elks at 860-646-9262.

[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] Back to School - 1751
Back to School - 1751 The Manchester Historical Society hosts an open house on Sunday, September 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 106 Hartford Road, featuring the Keeney Schoolhouse and looking back to the first day of school, 267 years ago. Find out what kids learned, what games they played, and what clothes they wore. Tour the Cheney Homestead, built in 1785, and see a weaving demonstration. Visit our flourishing history garden. Donations accepted for the upkeep of the museums. Info about local history: www.manchesterhistory.org. The Homestead will also be open 1:00 to 4:00 on Sunday, October 14, with a harvest theme, and Sunday, November 12, highlighting the art of John Cheney, 1801-1882.

[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.