Lecture - Lindencrest
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Presented by historian Ed Brouder
10:30 a.m. - noon
Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum
Free to members of the Manchester Historic Association
Pre-registration is requested - Please call (603)622-7531
LINDENCREST - the forgotten saga of an 1890s Manchester scandal! The players include:
* a wealthy young widow and her teenage daughter
* a respected medical doctor-turned financial wizard
* a bank executive who fled to South America
* a fabulously rich Massachusetts shipping merchant
Lindencrest was an elegant mansion built on a hill overlooking the Queen City. It's owner, Cora L. Brookhouse, discovered she was bankrupt just as Queen City residents learned of the economic collapse of two local banks and a fire insurance company. What Cora had in common with all three ruined firms was Dr. Joseph C. Moore , who just happened to be the legal guardian of Cora's young daughter. Moore also owned the Union Publishing Company, and when it became known that his newspaper had over-issued stock, federal, county and state charges followed resulting in a prison sentence. This true story has disappeared from Manchester's past but will be remembered in an illustrated talk by MHA trustee Ed Brouder.
Now on Exhibit - Weston Flag Returned to Manchester
Weston Observatory flag returns to Manchester!
Now on display at the Millyard Museum is the American Bicentennial flag that briefly flew atop the Weston Observatory during the tower's restoration. Just before Thanksgiving, a package arrived in the mail of the Manchester Historic Association with a postmark of Searchlight, NV (south of Las Vegas). Inside was the neatly folded flag with an unsigned, typed note. The writer admitted having stolen the flag from atop Weston Observatory when it was under reconstruction. The writer admitted "I climbed the scaffolding one evening in late spring of 1976 and stole the flag" and points out he was "excoriated at the time in an editorial by William Loeb of the Manchester Union Leader."
The letter writer apologized and signed the letter "a flawed son of Manchester." The MHA is happy to report the return of the Bicentennial flag and will offer it a good home in our collection.
See WMUR's coverage of the story: http://www.wmur.com/news/flag-stolen-in-1976-returned-to-manchester/30083246
Watch the 2014 MHA Walking Tour Series
This year, Manchester historians John Jordan and Dick Duckoff conducted a series of historical walking tours for the Manchester Historic Association. If you missed any of these fascinating programs, or would like to see them again, three of the tours were filmed and can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Special thanks to Pam Manney for filming the tours. Check back for information regarding next year's walking tours and other programs!
August 9, 2014 = Walking Tour of the Victorian North End
Travel the trail of the visionaries and the successful citizens of Manchester's Victorian era. See the elegant Straw mansion, the fairgrounds and trotting park, and the site of Webster General Hospital!
September 20, 2014 = Walking Tour of Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove Cemetery's 275 acres is the final resting place for many of Manchester's citizens -- the prominent, the notorious and the unsung heroes. Hear John Jordan and Dick Duckoff tell the many fascinating stories of the city's people, the history of the cemetery and the memorial art that it contains.
October 18, 2014 = Walking Tour of the New Century Neighborhood
Visit the neighborhood of Manchester's movers and shakers when the new century dawned in the early 1900s. Learn about the amazing mansions of North River Road, and a controversial dump!