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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.

 

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!

*September 19th is also AARP Day in the Millyard Museum!  AARP members receive a discount of $3 on admission to the museum (includes admission to this book signing). 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.  

Weston Observatory Foliage Viewing

Weston promo imageOctober 3-4 and October 10-11, 2015  
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$10 per person or $25 per family
$5 off for MHA members  

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. 

This will also be your first opportunity to purchase your 2015 Manchester Historic Association Collectible Ornament featuring the Weston Observatory!  Ornaments will be available for $21.95.

*Saturday, October 3rd is also AARP Day at the Weston Observatory!  AARP members receive a discount of $5 on admission to the Weston Observatory (cannot be combined with MHA member discount). Please remember to bring your current AARP card to be eligible for the discount. 

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: Valley Cemetery

Valley cemeterySaturday, October 17, 2015 
10:00 a.m.- noon 
$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 
Pre-registration is required.  Please call (603)-622-7531.

Stroll with John Jordan and Dick Duckoff through Manchester's Victorian-era cemetery.  Designed as a rural garden cemetery, it yields a gripping narrative about the city's rich past - from those who pioneered the growth of the city to the lesser known.  This is designed to be both an informative and relaxing walking tour.  Learn about:

  • The Stark Mill paymaster who was called "a creature merely wearing the human form"
  • The fate of a Mill Agent who called President Pierce a drunkard
  • The disciplinarian schoolteacher who made warm friends and bitter enemies
  • The doctor who lost his life treating the stricken during the cholera epidemic

The tour will begin at the cemetery chapel, visible from the Pine Street entrance.

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...

Weston Observatory Foliage Viewing

October 3-4 and October 10-11, 2015  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.$10 per person or $25 per family$5 off for MHA members   Parking will be ava...

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...

Walking Tour: Valley Cemetery

Saturday, October 17, 2015 10:00 a.m.- noon $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration is require...