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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 NH Landscape Architect’s Traveling Showcase

GSLA

Special Exhibit at the Millyard Museum

through June 30, 2015 

Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum; FREE to MHA members

The Granite State Landscape Architect's (GSLA) invite you to view their first annual project showcase, demonstrating the wide variety of work their members have completed over the last 10 years in New Hampshire. The Exhibit features display boards from 10 member firms to visually describe the wide breadth of work by NH Landscape Architects, including commercial, institutional, residential, planning, and recreational projects.

Historically, Landscape Architects have helped shape the built environment in New Hampshire and across the United States. Through their education, training and design skills, they are able to create safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. In July 2006, Landscape Architects became licensed in New Hampshire. Since then, the Granite State Landscape Architects, a non-profit professional organization, has dedicated itself to the advancement of Landscape Architecture in New Hampshire.

This year's advocacy efforts include the traveling showcase. We welcome you to explore the world of landscape architecture by visiting the Exhibit at Manchester's Millyard Museum in June and to visit us on the web at www.gsla-online.com.

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 the New Hampshire Institute of Art. 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
Sunday, August 23, 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.  

Book Signing

Amoskeag history - book cover imageThe Amoskeag Manufacturing Company: A History of Enterprise on the Merrimack River
Saturday, September 19, 2015 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short talk by the author at 2:15 p.m.

Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum; FREE to MHA members

The new book by local author Aurore Eaton, The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company: A History of Enterprise on the Merrimack River, tells the story of the powerful corporation that created the vast mill yard that stretches for over a mile along the banks of the Merrimack in Manchester. The company's products included the famous Amoskeag ginghams, the denim used to make the first Levis blue jeans, steam locomotives, steam fire engines, and rifle-muskets for the Union Army during the Civil War. The book tells how the Amoskeag developed Manchester as a planned city, and highlights its labor history, including the influx of immigrant workers, the controversial reality of child labor, and the devastating effect of strikes. Published by History Press, the book includes numerous photographs from the Manchester Historic Association collections.

Aurore Eaton is the former Executive Director of the Manchester Historic Association, and the author of the Looking Back newspaper column that appears weekly in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Note: This book will be available to purchase after July 27, 2015.

2015 NH Landscape Architect’s Traveling Showcase

Special Exhibit at the Millyard Museum through June 30, 2015 Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum; FREE to MHA members The Gra...

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...

Weaving Demonstration

Saturday, 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 Mi...

Walking Tour: Honoring Manchester’s Greek Community

Tour of the Greek section of Pine Grove CemeterySaturday, August 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.- noon $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 G...

Walking Tour: Manchester Hebrew Cemetery

Tour of the Manchester Hebrew CemeterySunday, August 23, 2015 10:00 a.m.- noon $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Pub...