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.
The 2021 exhibit in our gallery will be the Fourth Biennial Connecticut Fire Photographers Association Show.
The show consists of 189 photographs representing all aspects of the job, the work of 21 very talented fire photographers.
The exhibit is located on the second floor of the museum in the former meeting room for the fire department.