Visit to Stanley Museum in Manchester Vt.

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I didn’t want to hijack the other thread, so I thought I’d start a new one. Don W. and I are planning a visit to a privately run museum in Manchester Center, Vt on July 14th (its a Saturday). This should be a great opportunity to see some really cool tools and get to meet each other. If anyone in the Albany, NY area wants to go, let me know and we can figure out carpooling. Who else is in??

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#1 posted 792 days ago

What a great idea. I’d love to go but that is quite a trip. Take some good pictures.

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#2 posted 792 days ago

Yeah, be sure to bring along a few memory sticks and extra batteries for your cameras, guys! We want to see it all! Cripes, my wife and I were just in Brattleboro a year ago (My FAVE town in the whole world) while on our visit to Boston for a niece’s wedding, wish I’d heard of the Museum! Isn’t Manchester near Mt Snow? rats…I wanna go!

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#3 posted 792 days ago

Sounds like fun. Pics are required at this point. Hopefully they have lits of tools to see, inspire, and admire. Enjoy.

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#4 posted 792 days ago

Dam, I’d love to make that trip with y’all. Take lots of photos and don’t let Don buy anything:)

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#5 posted 792 days ago

I should get out there, I live about 20 minutes away


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#6 posted 792 days ago

I’m too far :( would like to see pictures for sure

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#7 posted 792 days ago

Okay, we got 3 so far :))

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#8 posted 788 days ago

Seriously? No one else (within a reasonable distance, of course) wants to go other than Joe, Don and me?

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#9 posted 788 days ago

I’d go in a heartbeat…

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#10 posted 787 days ago

I used to visit a friend up there about 30 years ago. It is a beautiful area. There is an old marble quarry that was the best swimming hole I’ve ever seen. I think they got the marble for the New York Public Library there. They probably frown on skinny dipping now but you could take your wife to a play at the Dorset Playhouse a few miles up the road. Miles an miles of forests, haystack like mountains, rocky brooks, it is a wonderful place to visit. -Jack

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#11 posted 780 days ago

UPDATE!!! I just got off the phone with the folks that run the museum. They will be having family come in for a visit this week, so the 14th of July is not going to work for them. Right now, they are suggesting August 18, but may be able to do something sooner if we can go during the week. I should also mention that a friend of mine was there this past weekend and told me that this place is AMAZING!! He said he spent about 4 hours looking at stuff.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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