Content pertaining to the schedule of events.
Who: Class of 1970 only.
What: Informal meetup.
Where: 165 Adams St, Manchester, CT 06040
Map Link: 165 Adams St, Manchester, CT 06040
We can begin to gather anytime from 6:00PM on. It might depend on where you choose to eat. Elicit has good brew pub type of food. An assortment of appetizers will be provided. There's a link below to the menu.
This is a mix of socializing, food, and beverages. We have a multimedia room reserved at Elicit called "The Voice Box".
This is a ground floor walk-in venue. There's no stairs. It's fully accessible.
Ronald Roche - 2
Carole Thompson Frigault
Ronald Vincent - 2
Carol Krieski Weber - 2
Deb Creighton - 2
The Cheney Silk Mills played such a large role in the history and development of Manchester as well as the lives of our grandparents, parents, and our lives. Some of our parents emigrated from overseas to work in the Cheney Mills. How many of you really know much about the details? If you are interested in learning more here's an opportunity.
The Old Manchester Museum is located in an 1859 schoolhouse at 126 Cedar Street. According to their website it contains "collections of maps, artifacts, exhibits of Pitkin glass, Cheney silk, art, military items, and more." Visit the society's page for this exhibit by clicking here. Curator David K. Smith is pictured here.
An excellent book on Manchester History is a book entitled The Story Tellers by Milton K Adams. It is a compilation of news articles going back to the late 1700's. It begins:
Life wasn't too bad back then. That book and others are available for sale at the museum. Milton K. Adams is the father of classmate Paige Adams.
The Cheney Homestead is located at 106 Hartford Road. A visit there is described as "View this 1785 house at 106 Hartford Road, and hear commentary about the residence, which was donated to the Manchester Historical Society 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. The Keeney Schoolhouse is on the grounds of the Homestead, and is open when the weather is warm enough.
The Fire Museum is located at the old Cheney Fire Station at 230 Pine Street. They do have some interesting exhibits there. You can read about it on the Manchester Historical Society's page by clicking here. You can also go directly to The Fire Museum's webpage by clicking here.
If you are interested in the Cheney Historic District you go on a self-guided walking tour. You can visit this page here for general information, click here. You can view a map of the district with points of interest by clicking here.
Buckland Billiards will be opening up especially for our group of the combined classes of 1971 and 1970. Most of the tables at Buckland Billiards are the 7 foot "bar tables" with the coin operated mechanisms removed. They do have 2 tables of the regulation 9 foot length. During normal hours they offer food but may not bring in the staff for our event. We'll know when we get closer to the event. They are a full service liquor license establishment and I'm sure they will be serving drinks.
If you played pool in Manchester during the 1960's then you know the name Larry Lisciotti. He was a Manchester kid who went on to become world champion. He was talented in many sports but his exploits and adventures as a professional pool player and pool hustler are legendary and well documented. He is an inductee of the Manchester Sports Hall of Fame. Read more about The Dugout and Larry Lisciotti in this piece of local history written by Californian and Manchester native Laudizen King. Laudizen King is a pen name and his true identity is a closely guarded secret. Very interesting ->click here<-.
We'll meet there at 1:00 PM.
Use the menus under "Event Details" to find information about the schedule of events, who has said they are going, a form to suggest activities or events, and a list of suggested activities and events.
The reunion committee is planning just two events, one on Friday night, the Saturday breakfast and football game, and the Saturday night dinner. That adds up to three. You got a problem with that? Beyond that we are happy to provide a platform from which others may organize some activities.
The following is a list suggestions we've received for possible activities and events. Sunday and Monday may be the best days for this. Perhaps if there is interest we can break out into groups and pursue these. In a few months we'll turn our attention to organizing this.
Want to add to the list? Use the Suggestion Box menu or by clicking here.
NOTE: this list is not a live update. It gets updated only on occasion when we get a chance. If this were to be a live update we'd have to add security checks to make sure the person is really in our class database. Otherwise we'll get all kinds of jokers.
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