July 13, 2017
In This Issue
Walking Tour: Pre-Civil War Manchester
Saturday, July 15, 2017 
10:00 a.m. - noon
$10 per person ($5 for MHA members)
This newly offered tour highlights homes and individuals who were part of the early development of Manchester when it was known as the "New Village". In the 1840s and 1850s, residents who were to become mayors, governors, U.S. Congressmen, and industrialists lived here.

Historians John Jordan and Richard Duckoff will focus on the neighborhood clustered on Lowell, Walnut, Bridge, Union, and Beech Streets. Some familiar names: Carpenter, Varney, and Varick, lived here during their careers.

Meet at 88 Lowell Street (brick building - NH Institute of Art Lowell Hall)

Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531.  
New Exhibit Coming Soon!

"Queen City Quilts", opening at the Millyard Museum on August 15, 2017, is 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 to be 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. 

You are invited to the exhibit opening Tuesday evening, August 15, from 5 to 7.
Please RSVP to 603-622-7531, or e-mail history@manchesterhistoric.org.
Walking Tour: St. Augustine Cemetery
Saturday, August 12, 2017 
10:00 a.m. - noon
$10 per person ($5 for MHA members)
Visit St. Augustine Cemetery with John Jordan and Dick Duckoff. Hear fascinating stories about local Franco-American pioneers from all walks of life. Learn about Mayor Moise Verrette, Lieutenant William Jutras, Edmond Pinard, and Tancrède Pariseau, among others.

Meet at the Old St. Augustine Cemetery on S. Beech Street, next to the Hebrew Cemetery.

Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531.  
Time Travelers Summer Camp
Campers at the Time Travelers Summer Camp have been having a great week, learning about Abenaki culture, archaeology, textiles, invention, family history, and much more! 
Time Traveler Campers learning about John Stark at the Millyard Museum

The one-week program is for children ages 7-12.  Don't miss out next year - we will be taking registration for summer 2018 soon! 
New in the Museum Shop!
The Millyard Museum is excited to announce that we are carrying some new items in our gift shop! The Museum Shop has new Manchester baseball T-shirts, calligraphy pen sets, coffee mug gift sets, new glass  ornaments featuring an image of the Jefferson Mill, and more! The museum is also proud to announce the addition of vintage candy and fudge from Manchester's Candy Kingdom. The Maple Guy's maple coffee is also back in stock, but it sells fast! Some of these items are only available for a limited time. Come check out the store today! When you think of locally themed gifts, think the Millyard Museum's Gift Shop. We know Manchester...

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.

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