Manchester, the Primary & the Presidency
On Exhibit through February 20, 2016
Millyard Museum - Included with Regular Admission
The exhibit, Manchester, the Primary & the Presidency is currently on display in the Fuller Gallery at the Millyard Museum.
The exhibit features over 100 images candidates through the years as they engaged with Manchester voters in their homes, on the streets and in the many iconic watering holes that are the lifeblood of so many campaigns.
Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, you're certain to see some of your favorite candidates - Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Ford, Reagan, Bush, Obama - as they press the flesh with your friends and neighbors in their quest to win election to our nation's highest office. We believe Manchester is the crucible of the Presidential Primary process in New Hampshire, and with this exhibit, we demonstrate our pivotal role in American political history.
Book Signing and Talk
Picturing Class: Lewis W. Hine Photographs Child Labor in New England by Dr. Robert Macieski
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:30 a.m. - noon
In this richly illustrated book, Robert Macieski examines Lewis W. Hine's art and advocacy on behalf of child laborers as part of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) between 1909 and 1917. In Picturing Class, Macieski explores the historical context of Hine's photographs and the social worlds of his subjects. He offers a detailed analysis of many of the images, unearthing the stories behind the creation of these photographs and the lives of their subjects. In telling the story of these photographs, their creation, and their reception, Macieski demonstrates how Hine worked to advance an unvarnished picture of a rapidly changing region and the young workers at the center of this important shift.
Robert Macieski is associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.
Photo ID Day
Saturday, March 19, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
MHA Research Center (129 Amherst Street)
Ever wonder just where that old photo of Manchester you found up in your attic was taken? Or what decade that shot of Elm Street is from? Bring your Manchester photos to our Research Center for our Photo ID Day and we'll help you identify them! We will have local historians and MHA staff on site to help nail down some of the details surrounding your photographic mysteries.
24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, & dessert
Manchester Community College - 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH
The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, and other historic resources in the city. Join us for this special event!
Walking Tour: Amoskeag Millyard
Saturday, June 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public
Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531
Meet at the Millyard Museum at 200 Bedford Street
Walk among the remaining mill buildings and workers' housing of the former Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, once considered the world's largest producer of textiles and the creater of Manchester as a planned corporation city. Hear the stories of thousands of immigrants from a colorful patchwork of countries who made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society as mill operatives who both changed the city and were changed by it.
Night at the Museums and MYPN's 12th Birthday
Friday, October 28, 2016
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
$25 per person in advance or $30 per person at the door
Note: This is a 21+ event
Join us for a Night at the Museums and MYPN's 12th Birthday! On October 28th, the Manchester Historic Association, SEE Science Center, and the Manchester Young Professionals Network will be joining together for this fun costume event. Attendees will be able to tour both the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center. Guests can bid on silent auction prizes, meet costumed reenactors of Manchester's history, and view the largest permanent LEGO installation at minifigure scale in the world. This year we will also be celebrating MYPN's 12th birthday! With food, live music, dancing, and adult beverages (this is a 21+ event), it is sure to be a fun evening. All proceeds from ticket sales will be split between the MHA and the SEE Science Center.