Manchester Historical Society Picnic Planned for August
This year the annual picnic of the Manchester Historical Society will be held at the Casablanca Motel, located at the north end of Manchester Center, on Wednesday, August 21. The picnic starts at 6, and is free and open to all, provided that you bring a dish to share for the potluck meal. Following the food and socializing, the program will begin. The history of tourism in Manchester will be reviewed, culminating in a tour of the cabins on the grounds. Early tourists stayed in homes in the Village, often for an entire summer. The families who rented their houses would vacate their homes and stay with relatives for the duration. Hills Auto Camp is an example of an early cabin offering. Hotels, inns, lodges, and motels have been offered to tourists who come to Manchester for our events, shopping and scenery. This MHS event is generously sponsored by Casablanca Motel. For more information, contact Sally at 362-2523 or see manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org.