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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.

 

Palate

Friday, September 16, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00
Millyard Museum
$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 rendering of a historic Elm Street scene in a fun, relaxed setting.  All canvases and supplies will be provided.

Space is limited.  Reserve your space by purchasing your tickets below or by calling 622-7531.  

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2000-500-172Saturday, September 17, 2016
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 Goodwin Funeral Home parking lot (607 Chestnut Street, corner of Harrison Street)

Travel the trail of the visionaries and the successful citizens of Manchester's Victorian era. See the elegant Straw mansion, the fairgrounds and trotting park, and the site of Webster General Hospital! Join local historians John Jordan and Dick Duckoff for a unique tour in the city's North End.

Special Exhibit: The Rise of Manchester

Charles F. Whittemore Discovery Gallery
Millyard Museum

On exhibit through August 29, 2016

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This photo exhibit features images of many of Manchester’s iconic structures under construction.  See how the Jefferson Mill, Amoskeag Bank, Notre Dame Bridge, Hampshire Plaza, and many other Manchester landmarks looked as they were being built.  Featuring images from the Manchester Historic Association’s collection, this exhibit is being opened in conjunction with the Currier Museum of Art’s exhibit, Urban Landscapes: Manchester and the Modern American City.

 

It's Showtime!  A History of Manchester's Theaters

Monday, September 19, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Millyard Museum

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Join us for the opening of an exciting new exhibit on Manchester's Theaters. This exhibit will showcase the Palace Theatre - which is beginning its second century as a cultural fixture in the city - as well as the many iconic theaters that live on in the memories of Manchester residents, such as the State, the Strand, the Lyric, the Modern, the Vitaphone, the Crown and so many others.

Extraordinary photos from the MHA's own collection will be complemented by artifacts, posters, costumes, memorabilia and mementoes from the Vaudeville and Burlesque era right through to the city's many motion picture palaces.
 
We do anticipate a large turnout for this event, so please RSVP to (603) 622-7531, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
If you are unable to join us on September 19, please know that "It's Showtime: A History of Manchester's Theaters," will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through December 17.

Thursday, September 22, 2016opendoors
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 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.

Weston promo imageOctober 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. 


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Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:30am
Millyard Museum
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.

 

nightFriday, 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.

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Night at the Museum and MYPN's 12th Birthday

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Rise of Manchester

Special Exhibit: The Rise of Manchester Charles F. Whittemore Discovery Gallery Millyard Museum On exhibit through August 29, 2016      ...

Walking Tour: The Victorian North End

Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:00 a.m.- noon$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration is required - Please cal...