Holiday Open House 2015
Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum
Saturday, December 5, 2015
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Guest appearance by Santa from 10:00-11:00!
Enjoy time spent with your neighbors, family and friends on this special day of shopping and fun family activities in the Millyard Museum.
- Children's Holiday crafts
- Holiday storytelling
- Check out the new Manchester Wall of Fame exhibit
- Enter raffles to win great prizes!
- Play old-fashioned board games and win free prizes by completing an educational Gallery Hunt
- Enjoy cookies and cider
- Shop for the holidays in the Museum Shop, featuring historical books, stocking stuffers, and unique collectible brass ornaments including the new "Weston Observatory" ornament
- Members of the Manchester Historic Association receive an extra 10% discount this day only (at least 20% off all shop items).
- Visit with Santa from 10:00-11:00!
Park at the Millyard Museum and walk up to Elm Street to view the Intown Manchester Christmas Parade which starts at 4:00 p.m.
Lecture - The Richest Man You've Never Heard Of
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Presented by historian Ed Brouder
10:30 a.m. - noon
Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum
Free to members of the Manchester Historic Association
Pre-registration is requested - Please call (603)622-7531
Alfred Quimby (1833-1918) was the 11th of 13 children born in Sandwich, NH. As a young man, he moved to Lawrence, MA where he sold newspapers and periodicals. At the start of the Civil War he moved to Manchester and started a similar business at Hanover and Elm Streets, earning a small fortune. Quimby eventually sold the newspaper business, turning to real estate. When Albert died at the age of 85 his estate was estimated as much as a million dollars. Not one penny went to his adopted city. Instead, his will directed a trust be formed, and nearly a century later it still funds schools, police, fire and other civic improvements to his native community of Sandwich!
24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, & dessert
Manchester Community College - 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH
The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, and other historic resources in the city. Join us for this special event!
Now Accepting Historic Preservation Award Nominations
The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Historic Preservation Awards.
The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, and other historic resources in the city.
If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA 2016 Nomination Form.
SAVE THE DATE! The 24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016