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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.

 

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.  

Genealogy Workshop

 

genealogySaturday, August 29, 2015 
10:30 a.m.- noon 
$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 

Want to learn about your family's history?  Join us at the Millyard Museum for an introductory workshop on genealogy!  Led by Muriel Chabot Normand and Pauline Cusson of the American-Canadian Genealogical Society, this workshop will teach you the basics of conducting genealogical research.  You will learn about how to get started in your research and become familiar with the resources that are available both in the city and around the state.  

You must register to take part in this workshop.  To sign up, please call 622-7531 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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 is now available to purchase from our gift shop for $21.99.  Get your copy now!

Open Doors Arts and Cultural Tour

Thursday, October 15, 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, GREGORVIOS Studio, Studio Verne, Dancing Lion Chocolate, Manchester Artists Association Carol Rines Center, 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.

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...

Genealogy Workshop

  Saturday, August 29, 2015 10:30 a.m.- noon $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Want to learn about y...

Book Signing

The 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...

Open Doors Arts and Cultural Tour

Thursday, October 15, 20155:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    FREE Admission  Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums...