Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine - Special Member Reception
Celebrate the arrival of the Ashland #1 Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine to the Millyard Museum!
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH
Learn the history of this amazing machine, which was built at the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company workshops in 1871 under the direction of inventor Nehemiah Bean.
See how the "steamer" was expertly moved from its temporary home in Portland, Maine, to Manchester and into the Millyard Museum by Louis P. Cote Riggers of Goffstown.
Hear about the plans for a new exhibit to showcase the steam fire engine and to highlight Manchester's history of technology and innovation.
Learn how the machine was operated from steam engine expert and Manchester native Carlton Ekdahl.
Enjoy refreshments and light appetizers.
All in the historic setting of Mill #3 – home to the Millyard Museum.
Holiday Open House 2014
Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum
Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
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
- See historical exhibits spanning Manchester's history from the Paleo-Indians to the present, including the Ashland No. 1 Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine
- 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 "Carpenter Memorial Library"
- Members of the Manchester Historic Association receive an extra 10% discount this day only (at least 20% off all shop items).
- Additional sales on select items and special gift membership packages available.
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.
Now Accepting Historic Preservation Award Nominations
The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2015 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 2015 Nomination Form.
Watch the 2014 MHA Walking Tour Series
This year, Manchester historians John Jordan and Dick Duckoff conducted a series of historical walking tours for the Manchester Historic Association. If you missed any of these fascinating programs, or would like to see them again, three of the tours were filmed and can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Special thanks to Pam Manney for filming the tours. Check back for information regarding next year's walking tours and other programs!
August 9, 2014 = Walking Tour of the Victorian North End
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!
September 20, 2014 = Walking Tour of Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove Cemetery's 275 acres is the final resting place for many of Manchester's citizens -- the prominent, the notorious and the unsung heroes. Hear John Jordan and Dick Duckoff tell the many fascinating stories of the city's people, the history of the cemetery and the memorial art that it contains.
October 18, 2014 = Walking Tour of the New Century Neighborhood
Visit 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!