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MHA Historic Preservation Awards

Events

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.

 

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. &
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

$10 Manchester Historic Association members - $15 General Public 
Pre-registration is required.  Please sign up below for the desired time slot, or call (603)-622-7531.

Join Executive Director John Clayton on a visual history tour of the Amoskeag Millyard. Home to the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company from 1831-1936, this mile of brick mill buildings housed the behemoth of American industry. 

Space is limited; guests limited to 30 per time slot.  Social distancing and masks are required.
Please meet outside the Millyard Museum (Commerical Street entrance) 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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Mill Town Cover.jpgTuesday, November 2, 2020
6:00 p.m.

Join MHA Executive Director John Clayton and “Mill Town” author Kerri Arsenault for a joint book and local history discussion as we compare Arsenault's Mill Town of Mexico, Maine to our own City of Manchester. Join us as this Manchester City Library forum helps us reflect upon the shared experiences of life in a mill town, the challenges faced by those who call it home, and how the past shapes our present.

According to Arsenault, “Mill Town” 'examines the rise and collapse of the working class and the American Dream, loving and leaving a mill town, and the ambiguous nature of toxics and disease'.

To purchase a copy, please check with your local bookstore.  For more information on Kerri Arsenault, please see her website: https://www.kerri-arsenault.com/

This event is VIRTUAL via Zoom. Please contact Caitlin Dionne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-624-6550 x3319 for the link or for more information.

 

calendar flyer 566x800Stroll down memory lane every month with this exclusive calendar from the Manchester Historic Association! The calendar features 12 images from our vast photographic collection, printed on high quality glossy photo paper.

Purchase your calendar online or at the following locations:

  • Millyard Museum - 200 Bedford Street, Manchester
  • MHA Research Center - 129 Amherst Street, Manchester

 

MHA Calendar

 

Manchester’s Urban Ponds: Past, Present, and Future

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

Pine IslandAlthough ponds may not be the first thing one thinks about in Manchester, the Queen City has several ponds that have played an important role in the area’s history.  More recently, the Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration Program, established in 2000, has led cleanup efforts to help return the city’s ponds to their historic uses. This exhibit looks at the history of several of Manchester’s urban ponds, including Crystal Lake, Dorrs Pond, Maxwell Pond, Nutts Pond, Pine Island Pond, and Stevens Pond and celebrates the accomplishments of the Urban Ponds Restoration Program over the last 20 years. 

Sponsored by City of Manchester, Department of Public Works, Environmental Protection Division hi res EPD Logo 2012 1200px

"Manchester's Urban Ponds: Past, Present, and Future" will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through November 28.
 
 
 

TWO GREAT EXPERIENCES IN ONE HISTORIC MILL BUILDING!

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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!

 

Virtual Event - Click below to Watch!

Please consider making a gift today in support of the Manchester Historic Association and our mission to collect, preserve, and share Manchester's history!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 28TH ANNUAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS

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Please share this video link with family, friends, and others who may be interested in watching. Thank you!

This year, the Historic Preservation Awards is a virtual event, featuring the launch of a video highlighting this year’s award recipients. The video was released on Tuesday, September 15 at 4:00 pm and can now be viewed by clicking the above link. 
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Please click here to see a slideshow of this year's event sponsors. 

The Manchester Historic Association would like to recognize and thank our generous event sponsors:

Lead Sponsor - $5000
RBC Wealth Management – The Hood Wealth Solutions Group

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Award Sponsors - $3,500
People’s United Bank

Dessert Sponsors - $2,500
Eastern Bank NH
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Mary’s Bank

Corporate Partners - $1,000
Anagnost Companies
Bill's Roofing
Brady Sullivan Properties
Catholic Medical Center
Dahar Law Firm
Dryer Management Inc.
SNHU Arena

Corporate Contributors - $500
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
Bellwether Community Credit Union
BerryDunn
Bigelow & Company CPA, PLLC
Dennis Mires, P.A. – The Architects
Gamache Real Estate Group
Harvey Construction Corporation
Hession & Pare, P.C.
Hoyle, Tanner & Associates
Market Basket
Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences   
McLane Middleton P.A.
Merchants Fleet Management
Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics, Inc.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium
Primary Bank
Puritan Backroom Restaurant
Stebbins Commercial Properties LLC

Advertisers - $250
Aegis Consulting & Solutions Group LLC
Cohen Closing & Title LLC
Collins Tree Service, Inc.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Karr & Boucher
Lifeline Financial Services
Manchester Community College
McDowell’s Auto Body, Inc.
Milestone Engineering & Construction
Molloy Sound and Video Contractors
Monarch Title
Selma Naccach-Hoff and Paul Hoff
New England Document Systems
New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College
Northeast Delta Dental
Oracle – Central High School Literary Magazine
Vintage Kitchens
WMUR – TV Channel 9
Workplace Benefit Solutions

Gift Bag Sponsor
St. Mary’s Bank

 Media Sponsor
NH Union Leader

In-kind Services
Central Paper Products Co.
Spectrum Marketing Companies

 

 

 

 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, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City.  Over 27 years, more than 230 recipients have been recognized for a wide variety of preservation efforts in 40 different categories. The annual event has become the MHA’s single largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.

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Over the past few months, the MHA has been producing worksheets about Manchester history. We hope that these free resources can be used to teach children (and adults!) about the rich history of Manchester and her people.

New activities will continue to be posted weekly. You can access all worksheets on our website and through our Facebook page.

Below are links to several worksheets. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for new ones!

 


Mattie Knight
Levi Strauss
Abraham Lincoln
Ezekiel Straw
Abenaki
Passaconaway
John Stark
Child Labor
Cotton
Easter in Manchester
Water Power
Frank P. Carpenter
Nehemiah Bean
James Weston
May Gruber
Bob Montana
Ralph Baer
Frederick Smyth
Flood of 1936
Fly Wheel Disaster
Hurricane of 1938
Lucien Gosselin
Dean Kamen
Aretas Blood
Henry Herrick
Edward Custer
John Rogers
Alonzo Elliott
Betty George
Patricia Racette
George Soule
Lisa Fletcher
Moody Currier
Commodore Nutt

 

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We are excited to announce that the Manchester Historic Association has reopened to the public!
 
Please read below to learn the steps we are taking, in accordance with the Governor's Economic Reopening Taskforce and CDC guidelines, to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. Thank you for your understanding and patience !
 
Millyard Museum
 
· All guests are asked to use ONLY the Commercial Street entrance to the building and remain only on the first floor during your visit. At times, the entrance may be locked, even during our open hours. If you are trying to visit the museum during our normal operating hours and the exterior door is locked, please ring the doorbell or call the Museum’s main line (603-622-7531) and someone will let you in.
 
· Masks are required for visitors, volunteers, and staff (while in common areas). Masks are available at the front desk for those who need them.
 
· People are required to maintain social distancing of 6 feet inside the museum. A one-way flow through the museum will be followed to facilitate social distancing.
 
· The restrooms immediately outside the museum entrance have been designated for Millyard Museum guests only. Surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day, and professionally cleaned daily.
 
· A limit of 30 visitors maximum inside the museum at any time will be maintained.  
 
· A plexi glass shield has been installed at the admissions desk and cashless transactions are encouraged. 
 
· Hand sanitizer is readily available at the admissions desk, in the building lobby, and at stations throughout the museum.
 
· Common use surfaces, including door handles, push buttons, and phones, will be cleaned and disinfected every two hours. 
 
 
Research Center
 
Those wishing to visit our Research Center are encouraged to make an appointment.  Appointment times will be limited to 2-hour time blocks between 10am and 3pm on Wednesdays and 10am and 4pm on Saturdays. A maximum of 3 researchers will be allowed at one time. 
 
· Masks are required for visitors, volunteers, and staff (while in common areas).
 
· Hand sanitizer is readily available at the admissions desk.
 
· Common use surfaces, including door handles and tables will be cleaned and disinfected every two hours. 
 
People should not enter our facilities if they:
 
· Are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have a fever of 100 degrees or higher.
 
· Have had close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
 
· Have traveled in the past 14 days 1) outside the United States, 2) by cruise ship, or 3) on public transportation outside of New Hampshire, Maine, or Vermont.
 
 
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions and concerns. Call 622-7531 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We thank you for your support and patience and look forward to welcoming you back!

Thank you,

Trustees and Staff
Manchester Historic Association

 

2021 MHA Calendar

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History at Home

Over the past few months, the MHA has been producing worksheets about Manchester history. We hope that these free resources can be used to teach chil...

Manchester Historic Association Is Open!

We are excited to announce that the Manchester Historic Association has reopened to the public!   Please read below to learn the steps we are ta...

Now on Exhibit: Manchester's Urban Ponds

Manchester’s Urban Ponds: Past, Present, and Future In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:...

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...

28th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

Virtual Event - Click below to Watch! Please consider making a gift today in support of the Manchester Historic Association and our mission to collect...