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.
2019 Connecticut Room Gallery Exhibit
This season's Connecticut Room Gallery exhibit is a selection of framed photographs from the Society's collection. A selection of twenty-one early photographs of Connecticut firemen proudly posing with their engines in front of their firehouses.
The Museum is now open for the 2019 Season