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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.

 

1981.085.006Saturday, September 23, 2017 
10:00 a.m.- noon

$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public
Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531

Meet at the Chapel at Pine Grove Cemetery

Local historians, Dick Duckoff and John Jordan, will lead this tour through Manchester's only active municipal cemetery.  The cemetery was first developed in 1851.  Over the years the city made several additional land purchases, until the cemetery grew to around 275 acres. Many of Manchester's most prominent citizens were buried at Pine Grove.These include philanthropist Frank P. Carpenter, industrialist George A. Leighton, and 13 Manchester mayors.  Also buried there are some now forgotten people whose compelling stories will be retold. The cemetery includes beautiful monuments of many different designs such as the Ursula Chapel built in 1905, the City Mausoleum built in 1980, and 17 family mausoleums.  The tour will begin at the Ursula Chapel.  Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531.

Queen City Quilts

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Currently featured in the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum is "Queen City Quilts", an exhibition featuring some of the treasures of the Manchester Historic Association's textile collection.  The quilts in the collection span three centuries and are a unique vehicle for telling the stories of textile manufacturing in Manchester, the quilt makers as members of the workforce, and their communities.

One of the quilts featured is a friendship crazy quilt made by the Ladies of the First Congregational Church for Miss Mary Dana. Her role first as Parish Visitor and then as assistant to the pastor, made her a much loved and respected member of the church which is reflected in the quilt, purported to be made of fabrics from dresses worn by the ladies to functions at the church.  Many of the squares are initialed by the makers and lovingly embellished with fine needle work.  Other quilts include fabric scraps brought home by workers from the local mills, and one is of linen and wool likely grown, spun and woven here in the area. 

On exhibit through October 21

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Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:30 am

Millyard Museum

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Kathy Brodsky, a psychotherapist, poet and national award-winning author, writes and promotes quality books that are timely, visually exciting, educational and fun! She currently has ten picture books (including one in Spanish), and one book for adults in print. All of the picture books are in rhyme, with engaging hand- painted illustrations, recurring characters and include socially conscious messages. Life-skills discussion questions add to the reading experience. She has presented her books to young and old alike. Come to our storytime, meet Kathy and have her personally sign a book to you! Kathy will be reading two of her books; "Highwire" and "Winner is" .

For further information about Kathy, please visit www.kathybrodsky.com

Event is free with admission Children under 12 are always free at the Millyard Museum!

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indepmusSaturday, October 21, 2017 
9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

$35 Manchester Historic Association members - $45 General Public
Pre-registration is required no later than ocotber 10th and space is limited!  Please call (603) 622-7531

Meet at the Millyard Museum

Join us for an exclusive look at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH. Trip includes bus transportation to and from the museum with a tour of the Gilman-Ladd House, and the Folsom Tavern, where General George Washington once ate breakfast! Lunch will be served in the historic tavern and is included with the trip. Guests will have time to walk around historic Exeter and visit the many shops and sites.

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opendoorsThursday, October 5, 2017
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    

FREE Admission 

Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums in the city including the Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center, Manchester City Library, NHIA, Dancing Lion Chocolate, Studio Verne, Studio 550 and  Langer Place. The trolleys stop at these locations approximately every 45 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).

For more information, please visit the Trolley Nights website.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Millyard Museum

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While working as a nurse practitioner, Ruth Ward began taking weaving lesson in the late 80s.She has taken many workshops and was enrolled at the Hill Institute in Florence, MA, where she received a Master Weaver Certificate in 2002.
Ruth is a juried weaver at the League of NH Craftsmen, and has been selling her products for quite some time. Ruth’s weaving time has severely decreased since she became a NH State Senator. She does still have some time to pursue her interest in weaving.

Free with admission to museum

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Millyard Museum

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Join us for a very special screening of “Way Down East” (1920) with live accompaniment from Jeff Rapsis. “Way Down East” is a D.W. Griffith melodrama set in old New England. Starring Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmes, it was one of the top-grossing films of the silent era! Jeff Rapsis is a writer/editor, educator, and also a composer and performer who specializes in creating live musical scores for silent film screenings.

Cost is $10 for MHA Members, $12 for general guests and includes refreshments.

Please call to reserve your spot 603.622.7531

 

 

 

Manchester Trolley Nights

Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    FREE Admission Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums i...

Walking Tour: Pine Grove Cemetery

Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 a.m.- noon$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration is required - Pleas...

Member Outing: American Independence Museum

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.$35 Manchester Historic Association members - $45 General Public Pre-registration is required no l...

Special Exhibit

Queen City Quilts     Currently featured in the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum is "Queen City Quilts", an...

"Way Down East" Silent Movie Screening with Jeff Rapsis

Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Millyard Museum Join us for a very special screening of “Way Down East” (1920) with live ac...