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.
2018 Connecticut Room Exhibit
3d Bienniel Exhibit "Documenting the Flames in Frames" We have invited the members of the Connecticut Fire Photographers Association to exhibit their work in our Connecticut Room Gallery for the season. This year, we are pleased to present 157 photographs - the work of 20 very talented photographers. Get up close and view firefighters as the public doesn't get a chance to see them - on the job. Most of the photographs were shot in Connecticut, but many scenes are in Detroit, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and other states.
The Museum is now open for the 2018 Season