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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.

 

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:00-7:30pm
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!

 


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MHA Announces 2016 Historic Preservation Award Honorees

Ellie Cochran Named Honorary Chair

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PeaceTreatyCitizen Diplomacy, Manchester, and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Millyard Museum
FREE and open to the public

The Manchester Historic Association welcomes NH Humanities Council speaker Charles B. Doleac, founder/moderator of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum, to present a program describing President Theodore Roosevelt's multi-track diplomacy that included the Russian and Japanese delegations, the US Navy and the New Hampshire citizens who hosted the thirty days of negotiations that resulted in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty.  Mr. Doleac will explain the significance of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial cherry tree at Stark Park, recognizing the role local citizens, including prominent Manchester businessmen, played in welcoming the Japanese diplomatic delegation to tour the Amoskeag Mills and the other locations in Manchester and Auburn during their stay in Portsmouth in the summer of 1905.  A question and answer session will follow the illustrated talk. 

 

Manchester's Immigrants: Then and Now

Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery
Millyard Museum

Due to popular demand, this exhibit has been extended through June 4, 2016

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Manchester's Immigrants: Then and Now showcases photographs documenting the lives of immigrants from all ethnic backgrounds, from the earliest Irish, French-Canadian and German mill workers to the more recent Bosnian, Sudanese and Bhutanese arrivals.

By juxtaposing extraordinary photos from the MHA’s own collection with images of current refugees and immigrants as documented by photographer Becky Field, Manchester’s historic role as a social and cultural melting pot will come into full focus.

Sponsors of this exhibit are St. Mary’s Bank, which was chartered more than a century ago with a specific mission to serve the needs of Manchester’s French-Canadian community, and Diversity Workforce Coalition, whose purpose is to promote diversity in the workplace.

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7263Saturday, June 4, 2016 
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 
Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531
  
Meet at the Millyard Museum at 200 Bedford Street

Walk among the remaining mill buildings and workers' housing of the former Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, once considered the world's largest producer of textiles and the creator of Manchester as a planned corporation city.  Hear the stories of thousands of immigrants from a colorful patchwork of countries who made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society as mill operatives who both changed the city and were changed by it.   This tour will be led by Robert Perreault, a historian and professor at St. Anselm College.

arc2012 logo offFriday, June 24, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for our second American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Millyard Museum!  All donors will get free admission to the museum on the day of the drive as well as two free passes for a future visit! Each donation can save up to three lives, so come down and help us make a difference! To sign up for a time slot, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp.

1981.085.006Saturday, July 9, 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 Chapel at Pine Grove Cemetery

Local historians, Dick Duckoff and John Jordan, will lead this tour through Manchester's only active municipal cemetery.  The cemetery was first developed in 1851.  Over the years the city made several additional land purchases, until the cemetery grew to around 275 acres. Many of Manchester's most prominent citizens were buried at Pine Grove.These include philanthropist Frank P. Carpenter, industrialist George A. Leighton, and 13 Manchester mayors.  Also buried there are some now forgotten people whose compelling stories will be retold. The cemetery includes beautiful monuments of many different designs such as the Ursula Chapel built in 1905, the City Mausoleum built in 1980, and 17 family mausoleums.  The tour will begin at the Ursula Chapel.  Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531.

1981.137.111Saturday, July 30, 2016 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
$5 Manchester Historic Association and Currier members - $15 General Public 
Pre-registration is required - Max 25 people
To register, go to:  
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The Millyard Museum and the Currier Museum of Art have partnered to offer a unique program that combines history and art. Join Author and Manchester historian Aurore Eaton and Currier curator Kurt Sundstrom for a tour that examines where the history and art of the Amoskeag Millyard and the Amoskeag Workers Housing District intersect.  This tour will begin and end at the Millyard Museum.  Cost includes the tour and admission to the Millyard Museum on that day and the Currier on a date of your choice. MHA members will receive the Currier Member rate for this program.   

Saturday, August 13, 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 parking lot of the Brookside Congregational Church, corner of Elm and Clarke Streets. 

New Century NeighborhoodVisit the neighborhood of Manchester's movers and shakers when the new century dawned in the early 1900s. Learn about the amazing mansions of North River Road, and a controversial dump! Join local historians John Jordan and Dick Duckoff for a unique tour in the city's North End.

NOTE: The tour will finish on River Road near Stark Park

 

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.

nightFriday, October 28, 2016
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.    
$25 per person in advance or $30 per person at the door
Note: This is a 21+ event

Join us for a Night at the Museums and MYPN's 12th Birthday!  On October 28th, the Manchester Historic Association, SEE Science Center, and the Manchester Young Professionals Network will be joining together for this fun costume event.  Attendees will be able to tour both the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center.  Guests can bid on silent auction prizes, meet costumed reenactors of Manchester's history, and view the largest permanent LEGO installation at minifigure scale in the world.  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 be split between the MHA and the SEE Science Center.

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