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For advanced registration, please contact the Millyard Museum at (603) 622-7531, or by mail at 200 Bedford Street, Suite 103, Manchester, NH 03101. Or, drop by the reception desk at either the Millyard Museum or the Research Center during open hours. You may also register by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that credit card payments cannot be accepted via e-mail, but may be made over the telephone at (603) 622-7531.

 

2015 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Millyard Museum - FREE Admission

This year's Annual Meeting will begin with the business meeting of the Manchester Historic Association, which will include the election of Trustees and approval of amendments to the By-laws.  This will be followed by a short talk by MHA Staff about some rarely seen objects in the collection.  Light refreshments will be served.  

Please RSVP by calling (603) 622-7531 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Opening Reception of "Seeing Me" Exhibit

New Hampshire Institute of ArtThursday, April 23, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) invites the public to attend Seeing Me, an exciting new art exhibit by Manchester school children.  The exhibit will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through May 16.  The exhibit features artwork by local children, grades 5 through 12, enrolled in SEPIA (Student Enrichment Program in the Arts) and BRINGIT! (Bringing Refugees, Immigrants, and Neighbors Gently Into Tomorrow) – a collaboration with Granite United Way, the Manchester School District, the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art, with additional support from Lincoln Financial Foundation. 

Seeing Me is the culmination of a multi-week program in which NHIA students who are art education degree candidates, designed and taught classes to the young children in a variety of art media from painting to collage. The budding young artists explored various art materials, acquired new techniques, and developed creative problem solving skills. As evidenced in their artworks, many of the children, whose families originate from 20 different countries, found art to be a valuable tool in expressing their heritage, interests and dreams for the future. The event is free and open to the public.

Open Doors Arts and Cultural Tour

opendoorsThursday, April 30, 2015
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    

FREE Admission 

Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums in the city including the Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center, Art 3 Gallery, Art on the Wall at City Hall, Langer Place, E.W. Poore, Studio 550, Framers Market and Arbor in the Millyard at Manchester Vineyard Community Church. The trolleys stop at these locations approximately every 20-30 minutes throughout the evening. Easy parking is available at Langer Place at 55 S. Commercial Street, or at 200 Bedford Street (site of the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center).

For more information, please visit the Open Doors website.

23rd Annual Historic Preservation Awards

300 Bedford Street AFTERThursday, May 14, 2015

Awards Presentation 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, & dessert

Manchester Community College - 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH

Honorary Chair - Arthur Sullivan, Principal, Brady Sullivan Properties

Keynote Speaker - Fritz Wetherbee

Master of Ceremonies - Ed Brouder, Trustee of the Manchester Historic Association, Historian and Educator

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! 

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Walking Tour: Find Your Irish Roots

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Tour of St. Joseph Cemetery

Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 a.m.- noon

$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public
Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531
 
Meet at the Sheridan Guard Memorial 

Join Manchester historians John Jordan and Gerald Holleran as they visit the grave sites of Manchester's pioneer Irish citizens at the Old St. Joseph's Cemetery on Donald Street. Hear stories from Manchester's Irish community about overcoming discrimination to become some of Manchester's leading citizens, their devotion to their adopted country, as well as other heartwarming tales!

Walking Tour: Our Franco-American Pioneers

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Saturday, July 11, 2015
10:00 a.m.- noon

$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public
Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531
  

Visit Mt. Calvary Cemetery with John Jordan and Dick Duckoff to hear the stories of local Franco-American pioneers from all walks of life.  Learn about luminaries such as sculptor Lucien Gosselin, photographer Ulric Bourgeois, baker Amie Normand, zoo owner Leandre Charbonneau, dentist Nazaire Biron, credit union founder Joseph Boivin and so many, many more. Meet at the Mausoleum/Office parking lot on Goffstown Rd, opposite the cemetery. 

Walking Tour: Honoring Manchester’s Greek Community

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Saturday, August 8, 2015
10:00 a.m.- noon

$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 
Pre-registration is required.  Please call (603)-622-7531.

Celebrate the lives of the early founders and pillars of Manchester’s Greek community. Local historians Richard Duckoff and John Jordan will explore the contributions of Manchester’s Greek Community to our local history and culture. This informative tour will visit the graves of both the prominent and the unsung heroes of this community. Hear about the first girl in Greece to attend high school, the businessman known as the “Cheese King” and the man who came to Manchester by mistake. Learn their stories while enjoying this beautiful municipal cemetery.  Meet at the chapel.

Walking Tour: Manchester Hebrew Cemetery

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
10:00 a.m.- noon

$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 
Pre-registration is required.  Please call (603)-622-7531.

Local historians Richard Duckoff and John Jordan will present their tour of the Manchester Hebrew Cemetery on Beech Street. This tour will focus on the Jewish history and heritage of Manchester. The cemetery was founded in 1896 and for many years was divided in two, as it served two different Jewish congregations in the city. The story of how the cemetery was eventually unified is fascinating, as are the stories that will be told about people buried there, both the famous and the forgotten.  Meet inside the entrance to the Cemetery Chapel. 

Now on Exhibit - Weston Flag Returned to Manchester

Weston Observatory flag returns to Manchester!

Bicentennial Flag from Weston ObservatoryNow 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

 

2015 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Millyard Museum - FREE Admission This year's Annual Meeting will begin with the business meeting of t...

Opening Reception of "Seeing Me" Exhibit

Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) invites the public to attend Seeing Me, an exciting new art...

Open Doors Arts and Cultural Tour

Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    FREE Admission Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums in...

23rd Annual Historic Preservation Awards

Thursday, May 14, 2015 Awards Presentation 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, & dessertManchester Community College - 1066 Front...

Walking Tour: Find Your Irish Roots

Tour of St. Joseph Cemetery Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 a.m.- noon $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration...

Walking Tour: Our Franco-American Pioneers

Tour of Mount Calvary Cemetery Saturday, July 11, 2015 10:00 a.m.- noon $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registrati...