Manchester Historical Society
The Manchester Historical Society maintains several historic properties in this town near Hartford, Conn. Many of these locations are associated with the Cheney Brothers, who operated a large silk manufacturing company in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The society's administrative offices are located at the Manchester History Center, a 40,000-square-foot building that once housed the Cheney Brothers Machine Shop. The offices are open by appointment.
The group also operates the Old Manchester Museum (126 Cedar St.), which is open from May until mid-December.
The website has information about the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District, which is notable for its old mill buildings.