Connecticut Firemen’s Historical Museum

The Fire Museum, also known as the Cheney Fire Station, occupies a historic fire station in Manchester, built in 1901 by volunteer firemen to serve the Cheney Silk Mill complex and the surrounding neighborhoods. The South Manchester Fire District was organized in 1897 with Frank Cheney, Jr., as president…The hose house (now the Fire Museum) was erected by Cheney Brothers and dedicated in July of 1901. The museum is operated by The Connecticut Firemen’s Historical Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of firefighting in America with a special emphasis on Connecticut. Visit The Fire Museum.

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