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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.

 

The People's Sculptor: The Life and Works of John Rogers

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

Lincoln Statue

John Rogers (1829 – 1904) was both a talented artist and successful businessman whose statuary "groups" were very popular in the late nineteenth century. Called “The People’s Sculptor”, he was the first American sculptor to mass produce his work and worked mostly in plaster to make his sculptures more affordable. He sold as many as 80,000 sculptures during his lifetime and effectively brought the art of sculpture to the American middle class. 

Rogers got his start as a sculptor in Manchester while working as a mechanic in the machine shop of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company from 1850 to 1856.  In his free time, he began modeling with clay that he found near the Merrimack River in Hooksett, which led to his career as a sculptor. Towards the end of his career, he gave one of his finest works, a seated statue of Abraham Lincoln, to the City of Manchester as a gift. This exhibit celebrates Rogers and his art, and looks at the important influence Manchester had in his life. 

"The People's Sculptor" will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through September 30, 2022.

Saturday, June 4, 2022   
11:00 a.m.- noon
Included with Regular Admission
FREE for MHA Members

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John Rogers was both a talented artist and successful businessman, and that combination made his sculptures a popular phenomenon of the Victorian era in America.  By using plaster, he made his statuary affordable to the masses, selling approximately 80,000 sculptures in his lifetime.  Join us for a talk about Rogers and his sculptures and learn about his connections to Manchester, from his work as a mechanic at Amoskeag to his gift to the city of the Lincoln statue.  This lecture will be presented by MHA Executive Director Jeff Barraclough who curated the special exhibit, "The People's Sculptor: The Life and Works of John Rogers",  now on display at the Millyard Museum.

Pre-registration is requested - Please call (603) 622-7531.

 
Saturday, June 11, 2022   
11:00 a.m.- noon
Included with Regular Admission
FREE for MHA Members

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Join us for a book talk and signing of the new book by local historian Barbara Miles, "Catholic New Hampshire."

This book, in the "Images of America" series, examines the history of the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire through photographs.
In 1855, Rev. David W. Bacon became the first bishop of the Diocese of Portland, which included Maine and New Hampshire. Between the two states, six priests and eight churches ministered to a few hundred Catholics. In the following years, Bacon founded 63 churches, ordained 52 priests, built 23 schools, and attended to a Catholic population of about 80,000. In 1884, New Hampshire became an independent diocese. By 1903, founding bishop Denis Bradley introduced over 30 missions; parishes; schools, including Saint Anselm College; and charitable services. Since its inception in 1884, ten bishops selected from New Hampshire and other states have honored the Diocese of Manchester with their leadership. Throughout most of the 20th century, New Hampshire experienced growth in vocations and education. Today, over 250,000 Catholics worship in the Granite State within 89 parishes. 

Barbara D. Miles, former archivist for the Diocese of Manchester, is currently assistant archivist for the Diocese of Portland, Maine. She serves the church as archivist, author and lecturer, and consultant. Diocesan archives, parishes, and private collectors provided sources for this publication.

 

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We are excited to announce that Millyard Museum field trips are back in full swing! Join us for many options for school and social group trips for all grade levels. Perfect for not only public school classes but also summer camps, girl/boy scout troops, youth groups and homeschoolers.

 For more information please visit https://manchesterhistoric.org/millyard-museum/educational-programs 

To book a school group or field trip please contact our Museum Educator Kristy Ellsworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 603.622.7531 ex 303

 

TWO GREAT EXPERIENCES IN ONE HISTORIC MILL BUILDING!

Pine Island
Now you can visit both the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center at 200 Bedford Street in Manchester, NH with one pass for only $13!
 

Purchase your Super Saturday Dual Pass at either location.

The pass is valid for:
Same day admission on Saturdays only
Individuals age 12 and up

Please Note:
Admission for ages 4-11 is $9 at SEE, and free at Millyard Museum
Admission for ages 3 and under is free at both locations
Check for current hours at each location

Don't forget...Members of the Manchester Historic Association and the SEE Science Center receive free reciprocal admission any time!

 

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Millyard Museum Field Trips are back!

We are excited to announce that Millyard Museum field trips are back in full swing! Join us for many options for school and social group trips for al...

Super Saturday Dual Pass

TWO GREAT EXPERIENCES IN ONE HISTORIC MILL BUILDING! Now you can visit both the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center at 200 Bedford Street in M...

Now on Exhibit: The People's Sculptor

The People's Sculptor: The Life and Works of John Rogers In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a...

Lecture: The Life and Works of John Rogers

Saturday, June 4, 2022    11:00 a.m.- noon Included with Regular AdmissionFREE for MHA Members John Rogers was both a talented artist and su...

Meet the Author Book Talk: "Catholic New Hampshire"

Saturday, June 11, 2022    11:00 a.m.- noon Included with Regular AdmissionFREE for MHA Members Join us for a book talk and signing of the n...