Welcome to The Fire Museum, the home of the Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society, located amidst the renovated red-brick mill buildings of the Cheney National Historic and Landmark District in Manchester, CT. The Museum is housed in a 1901 wooden firehouse, originally built by the Manchester Volunteer Firemen with funds donated by the Cheney Family, world renowned manufacturers of fine silk fabrics. The collection is on display on all three floors of our historic building, which includes a large gallery on the second floor.
2021 Connecticut Room Gallery Exhibit
The 2021 exhibit in our gallery will be the Fourth Beinnial Connecticut Fire Photographers Association Show. The 2018 Show showcased the work of 20 very talented photographers from all over the United States, and we expect more photographers to participate this year.
Our staff is also working during this down time to refresh exhibits in the showcases on the main floor.
Due to Covid-19 precautions the Museum was closed for 2020. We plan to reopen for visitors