Book Signing and Lecture - STARK: The Life and Wars of John Stark
Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:30 a.m. - noon
Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum; Free to MHA members
Presented by authors John and Richard Polhemus
Pre-registration is requested - Please call (603) 622-7531
With his name connected to buildings, parks, and streets, John Stark, New Hampshire's greatest Revolutionary War hero, is a central figure in Manchester's history. In their newly published book, STARK: The Life and Wars of John Stark, French and Indian War Ranger, Revolutionary War General, authors John and Richard Polhemus detail the role that John Stark played in both the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Join the authors as they discuss John Stark's military legacy, and bring your copy of STARK for the authors to sign! A limited number of copies of the book will be available for purchase from the MHA gift shop for $21.95.
2015 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Millyard Museum - FREE Admission
This year's Annual Meeting will begin with the business meeting of the Manchester Historic Association, which will include the election of Trustees and approval of amendments to the By-laws. This will be followed by a short talk by MHA Staff about some rarely seen objects in the collection. Light refreshments will be served.
Open Doors Arts and Cultural Tour
Thursday, April 30, 2015
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
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 and Arbor in the Millyard at Manchester Vineyard Community Church. 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).
23rd Annual Historic Preservation Awards
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Awards Presentation 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, & dessert
Manchester Community College - 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH
Honorary Chair - Arthur Sullivan, Principal, Brady Sullivan Properties
Keynote Speaker - Fritz Weatherbee
Master of Ceremonies - Ed Brouder, Trustee of the Manchester Historic Association, Historian and Educator
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!
Walking Tour: Find Your Irish Roots
Tour of St. Joseph Cemetery
Saturday, May 30, 2015
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 Sheridan Guard Memorial
Join Manchester historians John Jordan and Gerald Holleran as they visit the grave sites of Manchester's pioneer Irish citizens at the Old St. Joseph's Cemetery on Donald Street. Hear stories from Manchester's Irish community about overcoming discrimination to become some of Manchester's leading citizens, their devotion to their adopted country, as well as other heartwarming tales!
Now on Exhibit - Weston Flag Returned to Manchester
Weston Observatory flag returns to Manchester!
Now on display at the Millyard Museum is the American Bicentennial flag that briefly flew atop the Weston Observatory during the tower's restoration. Just before Thanksgiving, a package arrived in the mail of the Manchester Historic Association with a postmark of Searchlight, NV (south of Las Vegas). Inside was the neatly folded flag with an unsigned, typed note. The writer admitted having stolen the flag from atop Weston Observatory when it was under reconstruction. The writer admitted "I climbed the scaffolding one evening in late spring of 1976 and stole the flag" and points out he was "excoriated at the time in an editorial by William Loeb of the Manchester Union Leader."
The letter writer apologized and signed the letter "a flawed son of Manchester." The MHA is happy to report the return of the Bicentennial flag and will offer it a good home in our collection.
See WMUR's coverage of the story: http://www.wmur.com/news/flag-stolen-in-1976-returned-to-manchester/30083246