Now on Exhibit
Doctor's Orders: Public Health in Manchester
In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Included with museum admission
Be sure to check out this exciting new exhibit on the history of public health in Manchester. From smallpox to polio to the current issues facing the city, this exhibit highlights the organizations that have fought to keep Manchester healthy.
Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music
Saturday, March 25, 2017
FREE and open to the public
Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants. The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland, sometimes focusing on the reasons for leaving (a man who is driven from his land by English persecution); sometimes revealing what happened upon arrival (an immigrant drafted into the Union army during the Civil War); and sometimes exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land (a factory worker in London missing his home in County Clare). The presenter discusses the historical context of these songs, interspersing their stories with tunes from Ireland that made their way into New England's musical repertoire, played on his fiddle or guitar.
Many thanks to New Hampshire Humanities for their generous sponsorship of this program!
Friday, April 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an 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.
2017 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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. This will be followed by a short talk by Dr. Jack Resch, professor of history at UNH Manchester, about Manchester’s very own hero, General John Stark. Light refreshments will be served.
Fire Engine Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Included with admission to the museum (kids under 12 admitted free!)
It's practically universal - kids love fire engines. On April 22nd we will give kids a chance to see and learn how a hand tub fire engine and a steam fire engine work. Then, we'll have a visit from one of the Manchester Fire Department engines to see a modern fire truck!
Open Doors Arts and Culture Tour
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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).
Tour of St. Joseph's Cathedral
Saturday, May 6, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. Joseph's Cathedral - 145 Lowell St.
$10 per person ($5 for MHA members)
If you haven't been inside St. Joseph's Cathedral since their restoration, this is your chance! Join us for a guided tour of the Cathedral, Sacristy, Conclave, and even the Bishop Crypt. Visitors will see exquisit stained glass, oil paintings, and sculptures, learn about the architectural symbolism filling the building, and will even have the chance to hold and touch the most sacred relics that the Cathedral posesses. The tour will be led by Barbara D. Miles, the Archivist for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester and a fellow MHA member.
Proceeds from the tour will be split between the MHA and St. Joseph's Cathedral.
Lecture: Healthcare in Manchester
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Included with admission to the museum
To coincide with our new exhibit, Doctor's Orders: Public Health in Manchester, we will be holding a lecture on the history of healthcare in Manchester. The lecture will be given by Dr. Sylvio Dupuis. A Manchester native, Dr. Dupuis has served as Mayor of Manchester, Commissioner of Health and Human Services, and Commissioner of Insurance for the State of New Hampshire. Among other credentials, he was the first president of Catholic Medical Center served for fiveyears as President of New England College of Optometry. Currently, Dr. Dupuis is affiliated with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Manchester.
25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
SAVE THE DATE!
25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and dessert
Honorary Chairs - Dick and Alex Anagnost, The Anagnost Companies
Location and further details to be announced!
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!
Tickets are now available for $100 each ($90 for members) or $800 for a group of ten tickets. Tickets can be purchased by calling 603-622-7531 or here: