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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.

 

Used Book Sale

book sale

Saturday, May 23, 2015
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Millyard Museum

Did you know that the Millyard Museum sells used books in its Gift Shop?  Come by on Saturday, May 23rd for a special bargain.  Bring your own regular sized grocery bag (cloth, paper, or plastic).  Fill the bag with used books and pay just $10 for the whole bag!  From non-fiction to novels, history to thrillers, there is something here for everyone!

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!

Lecture: Manchester Water Works

Southeast view

Lecture - Manchester Water Works

Saturday, June 13, 2015 
10:30 a.m.- noon 
Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum; FREE to MHA members

Manchester Water Works is a key fixture in the life of every resident of Manchester and its surrounding towns.  It is responsible for providing drinking water and fire protection to the City of Manchester and portions of Auburn, Bedford, Derry, Goffstown, Hooksett, and Londonderry.  It operates the city's water treatment plant on Lake Shore Drive and maintains reservoirs on Oak Hill and Mammoth Roads.  Join us for a talk on the history of the Manchester Water Works and the Massabesic watershed.  This lecture will be presented by John O'Neil, Watershed Forester for the Manchester Water Works.  Pre-registration is requested - Please call (603) 622-7531.

Dinner at the Museum

elm street galleryDinner at the Museum

Thursday, June 25, 2015 
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$125 per person or $225 for two people

Experience a farm to table five course dinner at the Millyard Museum!  Guests can enjoy dinner with friends and family at a long decorative table complete with fine linen.  The meal will include appetizers, salad, soup, entree, and dessert as well as fine selected wines, coffee, tea, and other beverages.  Roots catering Co. will be providing all of the fabulous food along with trained servers.  Entertainment will include live music as well as a short talk on Manchester's history by the MHA's new Executive Director, John Clayton.  This will be a FUN fundraiser with 50% of the profits going to benefit the Manchester Historic Association!

To view the menu, click here.  Dinner options can be chosen when purchasing tickets.  To purchase tickets, contact the Manchester Historic Association at 622-7531 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Reservations must be made by June 18th.

Walking Tour: Our Franco-American Pioneers

Tour of Mount Calvary Cemetery

mt. calvary cemeterySaturday, 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. 

Open Doors Arts and Cultural Tour

Thursday, July 23, 2015opendoors
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.

Weaving Demonstration

weaving demoSaturday, July 25, 2015 
10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 
Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum; FREE to MHA members

Join us at the Millyard Museum for a weaving demonstration done by League of NH Craftsmen juried weaver Ruth Ward.  Ruth will demonstrate the steps taken to prepare a loom including winding the warp, getting it on the back beam, threading the heddles, and putting the yarn in the reed.  Visitors will then be able to take turns weaving, getting a feel for what it is all about! Ruth holds a Master Certificate in Weaving from the Hill Institute in Florence, MA.

Saturday, July 25th is also AARP Day in the Millyard Museum!  AARP members receive a discount of $3 on admission to the museum (weaving demonstration included).  The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Please remember to bring your current AARP card to be eligible for the discount.  

Walking Tour: Honoring Manchester’s Greek Community

Tour of the Greek section of Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine GroveSaturday, 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

hebrew memorial chapel

Tour of the Manchester Hebrew Cemetery
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

 

Used Book Sale

Saturday, May 23, 201510:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.Millyard Museum Did you know that the Millyard Museum sells used books in its Gift Shop?  Come by on S...

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 Pr...

Lecture: Manchester Water Works

Lecture - Manchester Water Works Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:30 a.m.- noon Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum; FREE to M...

Dinner at the Museum

Dinner at the Museum Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm$125 per person or $225 for two people Experience a farm to table five course dinner...

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-r...

Open Doors Arts and Cultural Tour

Thursday, July 23, 20155:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    FREE Admission  Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums in...