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MHA Historic Preservation Awards

Lecture: Samuel Blodget - Manchester's Pioneer of Industry

blodgetSaturday, June 29, 2013 
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
At the Millyard Museum - 200 Bedford Street
*Included with admission to the museum 
Pre-registration is requested by calling (603) 622-7531


Learn about one of Manchester’s local heroes. Samuel Blodget was a lumberman, a merchant, an inventor and a visionary. He built a transportation canal so that river boats carrying cargo could bypass Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River. This took him 13 years to complete, and cost him his personal fortune. The canal finally opened in May 1807. The town of Derryfield changed its name to Manchester in Blodget’s honor in 1810. Find out why! This illustrated talk will be presented by Aurore Eaton, Executive Director.  

*Saturday, June 29 is AARP Day in the Millyard Museum - AARP members receive a $3 discount on admission to the Millyard Museum, which includes this lecture.  

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