Weston Observatory Foliage Viewing
October 1-2 and October 8-9, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$7 per person or $20 per family
$5 per person for MHA members
Walking tours of the area conducted at 1:00 each day
Cost for walking tour is included with your admission to the tower. The cost for the walking tour only is $5 per person.
Parking will be available in front of the Weston Observatory off of Oak Hill Ave.
We are back this year with another opportunity to climb to the top of the Weston Observatory! Located behind Derryfield Park, Weston Observatory was built in 1896 in honor of James Adams Weston, a former Mayor of Manchester and Governor of New Hampshire. The tower stands 66 feet tall, giving an exquisite view of Manchester and the surrounding areas from its observation deck. Normally closed to the public, the Weston Observatory will be open for two weekends in October during peak foliage season. Picnic tables will be available, so bring a lunch and come enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while experiencing one of Manchester's best kept secrets! Please note that the Observatory is not accessible for people in wheelchairs or who have walking disabilities.
Palace Theatre Lecture
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Included with cost of admission
Manchester's historic Palace Theatre recently completed its centennial celebration. In celebrating its centennial, the Palace Theatre choose to commission the development of a publication to be able to tell the magnificent story of the Palace Theatre from its ambitious beginning up to the present. The story of the Palace is a rich one filled with stories of concerts, live theatre, magic, vaudeville, comedy, acrobats, and much, much more. In the telling of the wondrous evolution of this unique theatre one can't escape the comparisons to the very blood lines of live theatre in America. The Palace Theatre is the only live theatre left standing in Manchester where once there were many. Its ability to survive and now thrive will entertain and amuse those who dare to peek behind the curtain! Join Richard Hatin as he discusses the research and development of the Palace Theatre's Centennial Publication.
Paint Night at the Millyard Museum
Date Change: Now Thursday, October 20th
6:00 pm - 8:30
$35 per person
Get in touch with your inner artist! Join us for wine, light refreshments, and good company as you paint the night away. The MHA's own Kristy Ellsworth will lead you in painting your own Manchester scene in a fun, relaxed setting. All canvases and supplies will be provided.
This event is SOLD OUT. If you would like your name to be placed on a wait list, please call 622-7531.
Night at the Museum and MYPN's 12th Birthday
Friday, October 28, 2016
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
$25 per person
Note: This is a 21+ event
Join us for a Night at the Museum and MYPN's 12th Birthday! On October 28th, the Manchester Historic Association and the Manchester Young Professionals Network will be joining together for this fun costume event held at the Millyard Museum. Guests can bid on silent auction prizes and meet costumed reenactors of Manchester's history. 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 go to the MHA.
It's Showtime! A History of Manchester's Theaters
In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. - Included with museum admission
A special exhibit, "It's Showtime: A History of Manchester's Theatres", is now on display at the Millyard Museum.
On exhibit through December 17