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. Please note that credit card payments cannot be accepted via e-mail, but may be made over the telephone at (603) 622-7531.
You may also see our events on our Manchester History Network Meetup page: www.Meetup.com/Manchester-History-Network
Opening of Exhibit - "People you should know..."
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Included with museum admission
The Manchester Historic Association will unveil its new temporary exhibit People you should know…Portraits from the Collection in the Charles F. Whittemore Discovery Gallery. This small exhibit will feature portraits selected from the art collection of the Manchester Historic Association.
Image shown: Lieutenant Jean D. Grenier, namesake of Grenier Army Air Force Base in Manchester, WWII.
Who Won the War of 1812? - Lecture
New Hampshire's Forgotten Pirates
Saturday, June 8, 2013
When was the War of 1812? That's a trick questions, but if you don't recall America's "Forgotten War" with England, you are not alone. Two hundred years ago, with only 17 armed ships, a youthful United States declared war on the world's largest navy (over 1,000 warships). Then we invated Canada. That didn't go well. In retaliation the British burned Washington, DC to the ground. So how come we think we won? J. Dennis Robinson offers an upbeat, often irreverent, slideshow on New Hampshire's reluctant role in "Mr. Madison's War" with special emphasis on the bold privateers who swarmed out of the state's only seaport. Robinson is the author of over 1,000 articles on New Hampshire history and culture. He has received honors from the American Association of State and Local Libraries for his books on Strawbery Banke and the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel.
This program is generously sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
Lecture - Samuel Blodget – Manchester’s Pioneer of Industry
Saturday, June 29, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
*Included with admission to the Millyard Museum
Manchester Historic Association members FREE
Pre-registration is requested
Learn about one of Manchester’s local heroes. Samuel Blodget was a lumberman, a merchant, an inventor and a visionary. He built a transportation canal so that river boats carrying cargo could bypass Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River. This took him 13 years to complete, and cost him his personal fortune. The canal finally opened in May 1807. The town of Derryfield changed its name to Manchester in Blodget’s honor in 1810. Find out why! This illustrated talk will be presented by Aurore Eaton, Executive Director.
*Saturday, June 29 is AARP Day in the Millyard Museum – AARP members receive a $3 discount on admission to the Millyard Museum.