More local history
1. The Cheney Homestead, 106 Hartford Rd, right across Hartford Rd from Cheney Hall (see "concerts & local theater" under nightlife). This is the original 18th century home that started what became the Cheney Bros. Silk industry.
2. Manchester Historical Society Museum, 126 Cedar St., which is off Cooper Hill St., just a little ways up Pine St. from the Fire Museum. A small museum for now, the Historical Society has bought one of the old Cheney Mills (the one at the corner of Pine & Forest that still looks industrial), and is planning to move into that eventually, which will enable it to greatly expand the museum.