Manchester, Connecticut


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Manchester is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 58,241. The urban center of the town is the Manchester census-designated place, with a population of 30,577 at the 2010 census.HistoryManchester was settled by colonists around 1672 as a farming community, although at the time it was known just as Orford Parish (the name that can be found on the memorial to the Revolutionary soldiers from the town). The many rivers and brooks provided power for paper, lumber and textile industries, and the town quickly evolved into an industrial center. The town of Hartford once included the land now occupied by the towns of Manchester, East Hartford, and West Hartford. In 1783, East Hartford became a separate town, which included Manchester in its city limits until 1823.The Pitkin Glassworks operated from 1783-1830 as the first successful glassworks in Connecticut. The Pitkin Glassworks Ruin have been preserved by a historical society.In 1838, the Cheney family started what became the world's largest silk mill. Eventually, Manchester became an ideal industrial community. The mills, houses of the owners, and homes of the workers are now part of the Cheney Brothers Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

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Sacred Motherhood: Tending the Soul Fire Retreat

Sacred Motherhood: Tending the Soul Fire Retreat
11:00 am - 11/09/2018

At Manchester, Connecticut

Sacred Motherhood: Tending the Soul Fire Retreat with Param Sevak Khalsa Shimmel Manchester, Ct November 9-12 Cost $1100 includes all lodging, food materials...

Holiday Minis

Holiday Minis
10:00 am - 11/18/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

Holiday Minis

Holiday Minis
10:00 am - 11/18/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

Kids Challenge 2017

Kids Challenge 2017
08:30 am - 10/21/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

Open House

Open House
05:30 pm - 09/28/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

CLG MOPS Fall/Winter Baby/Child Consignment Sale

CLG MOPS Fall/Winter Baby/Child Consignment Sale
08:00 am - 09/23/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

Gently used items for babies and children. Cash and Credit cards accepted Most things 1/2 Price from 12-1pm! visit clgmops.shutterfly.com for more information and...

Silk City Arts & Music Festival

Silk City Arts & Music Festival
02:00 pm - 09/16/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

ART FÜD presents the first annual Silk City Arts & Music Festival! Join us at this free event for live music, food trucks, local art vendors, interactive activities...

PTA meeting

PTA meeting
06:00 pm - 09/12/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

Join us for our first PTA meeting!!! Find out about all that the PTA does for our Keeney Cubs, and learn about exciting opportunities to help us! *** Child care...

Open House at grounds and barn of Woodbridge farmstead

Open House at grounds and barn of Woodbridge farmstead
11:00 am - 08/13/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

The Manchester Historical Society will conduct free open houses of the restored eighteenth-century barn and the grounds of its Woodbridge farmstead on several Sundays...

Back East Brewing Brunch-N-Brews

Back East Brewing Brunch-N-Brews
11:00 am - 07/30/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

Join us for an epic brunch with some of Back East's most delicious drafts and a specialty Golden Ale cask with Pineapple and Raspberry to boot! Dave will be manning...

Community Threads Tag Sale!

Community Threads Tag Sale!
10:00 am - 07/29/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

SALE! From 10am-2pm there will be a Tag Sale outside Community Threads including books, toys, games, housewares, linens and clothing. Inside the store- BOGO on...

GREYE's "Windows" Tour at "The Hungry Tiger"

GREYE's "Windows" Tour at "The Hungry Tiger"
07:00 pm - 07/27/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

Best said by Jon Allred of Indie Music Lives Here of Portland, OR… "Do yourself a favor and check out GREYE, they are sure to stick around and keep you grooving...

Job Fair in Manchester, CT!

Job Fair in Manchester, CT!
01:00 pm - 07/27/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

We are having a job fair in Manchester, CT to fill our open positions! Take this opportunity to work for the largest sales and marketing agency in North America,...

Open House at grounds and barn of Woodbridge farmstead

Open House at grounds and barn of Woodbridge farmstead
11:00 am - 07/23/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

The Manchester Historical Society will conduct free open houses of the restored eighteenth-century barn and the grounds of its Woodbridge farmstead on several Sundays...

Open House at grounds and barn of Woodbridge farmstead

Open House at grounds and barn of Woodbridge farmstead
11:00 am - 07/09/2017

At Manchester, Connecticut

The Manchester Historical Society will conduct free open houses of the restored eighteenth-century barn and the grounds of its Woodbridge farmstead on several Sundays...

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