Historical Society Lecture

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On Sunday, March 19, 2023 there will be a lecture offered at the Manchester Historical Society, 175 Pine Street, Manchester CT, entitled “The Cheney Story: From Farmers to World Renowned Textile Manufacturers”.  The lecture will begin at 1:00 pm.  The first part of the lecture, discussing the early Cheney family and their activities at the Cheney Homestead will be presented by Bettylou Sandy, Chairman of the Cheney Homestead who often appears at these events dressed as Electa Cheney.

The second part of the lecture will be presented by  Manchester Historical Society President Dennis Gleeson and will highlight the activities of the Cheney Family as they move into the industrial age and begin to manufacture silk that is sought out around the world.

There is no fee for this event but donations are gratefully accepted.  Please contact the Manchester Historical Society with any questions. 





  • Sunday, March 19, 2023 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM