June 2, 2016
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Walking Tour: Amoskeag Millyard
Saturday, June 4, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. 
$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 
Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531  
Meet at the Millyard Museum at 200 Bedford Street


Walk among the remaining mill buildings and workers' housing of the former Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, once considered the world's largest producer of textiles and the creator of Manchester as a planned corporation city.  Hear the stories of thousands of immigrants from a colorful patchwork of countries who made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society as mill operatives who both changed the city and were changed by it.  This tour will be led by Professor Robert Perreault.
 
24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
  
The 24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards, held on May 12, was a great success!  Congratulations to this year's recipients and thank you to all who attended and sponsored the event.  We also want to thank Ellie Cochran who served as this year's Honorary Chair. 

Click here to view the program book.  Also, be sure to check out the photos from the event on our Facebook page!

Reciprocal Membership with the Currier Museum

In June, the Millyard Museum will be opening a new temporary exhibit, The Rise of Manchester, featuring images of some of the construction that has shaped Manchester's cityscape.  At the same time, the Currier Museum will be opening their new exhibit, Urban Landscapes: Manchester and the Modern City.  The works in this exhibition will feature realistic, romanticized and abstracted views of the cities' most defining features-such as Manchester's Amoskeag Mills and the skyscrapers of New York City. Poignant street scenes will reveal the diverse experiences of city-dwellers.  For the duration of the exhibits (June 11-August 29, 2016) Manchester Historic Association members will receive free general admission to the Currier Museum by showing their membership card at the Currier's Guest Services desk!  Members, take advantage of this great opportunity to visit another one of Manchester's cultural institutions! 
Walking Tour: Pine Grove Cemetery
Saturday, July 9, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. 
$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.

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report
The Manchester Historic Association's 2015 Annual Report is now available!  Please click on the above link to view or download the report.  

Copies of the Annual Report are also available at the front desk of the Millyard Museum.  If you would like to receive a hard copy, please e-mail history@manchesterhistoric.org and we will be happy to mail one to you.

The Manchester Historic Association is an independent tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization with the mission to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire USA. The Association operates the Millyard Museum and Research Center.   

 

The Millyard Museum is located at 200 Bedford Street in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Research Center is located at 129 Amherst Street in the Victory Park Historic District. The Research Center is open to the public on Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appointment.  

 

Admission for both facilities is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (62 and over) and for college students, $4 for children 12-18, and free for children under 12. Group rates are available. Please call (603) 622-7531 for more information, or visit the website www.manchesterhistoric.org.


Thank You to Our Business Partners!
 
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Manchester Historic Association
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
www.manchesterhistoric.org