October 17, 2018
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Weston Observatory Foliage Viewing
This Weekend Only!  
October 20 & 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$7 per person or $20 per family 
$5 per person for MHA members   
We are back this year with another opportunity to climb to the top of the Weston Observatory! Located behind Derryfield Park, the Weston Observatory was built in 1896 in honor of James Adams Weston, a former Mayor of Manchester and Governor of New Hampshire.  The tower stands 66 feet tall, giving an exquisite view of Manchester and the surrounding areas from its observation deck.  Normally closed to the public, the Weston Observatory will be open for just one weekend in October during foliage season.  Picnic tables will be available, so bring a lunch and come enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while experiencing one of Manchester's best kept secrets! 
Please note that the Observatory is not accessible for people in wheelchairs or who have walking disabilities.   
Walking tours of the area conducted at 1:00 each day. 
Cost for walking tour is included with your admission to the tower.  The cost for the walking tour only is $5 per person.
Parking will be available in front of the Weston Observatory off of Oak Hill Ave.
Now on Exhibit: Manchester and the Great War
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
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I, the Manchester Historic Association presents the exhibit "Manchester and the Great War".  This exhibit explores the impact of World War I on the city of Manchester and the many men from the community who took part in the conflict.
On exhibit through  
December 31, 2018. 
Millyard Museum Open House and Beer & Wine Tasting
World War I Movie Series
Saturday, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2018
1:00 p.m.  
Millyard Museum Discovery Gallery 
Included with regular admission 
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and in conjunction with the Millyard Museum exhibit "Manchester and the Great War", the Manchester Historic Association will be showing a series of WWI films on Saturdays from October 27 to November 24.    
October 27:  Sergeant York (1941) 
November 3: War Horse (2011)
November 10:  Paths of Glory (1957)  
November 17:  The Lost Battalion (2001)
November 24:  All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 
"Barbed Wire" Silent Movie Screening with Jeff Rapsis
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  
Millyard Museum  
$5 members / $7 general admission 
Join us for a very special screening of "Barbed Wire" (1927) with live accompaniment from Jeff Rapsis.  'Barbed Wire' is a Paramount drama starring Pola Negri and Clive Brook set in France as World War I breaks out.  As hostilities deepen, the French government commandeers a family farm for use as a camp for German POWs, causing tension in the community.  But things heat up when a local farm girl (Pola Negri) falls in love with an imprisoned German. Can their bond survive the War, and the intense hostility that surrounds them?

Directed by Rowland V. Lee, 'Barbed Wire' is an intense drama about forbidden love and the human condition. It's also one of the rare silent films with an extended sequence Christmas sequence, which in this case is celebrated in a prison camp.  
Please call to reserve your spot (603) 622-7531 or click here to pay online.
Announcing the 2018 Holiday Ornament!
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce this year's holiday ornament featuring the World War I Monument in Victory Park.    
The ornament commemorates the
100th anniversary of the end of World War I, featuring the World War I or "Winged Victory" monument in Victory Park, designed by local sculptor Lucien Gosselin and erected in 1929.    
Each year the Manchester Historic Association produces an original, limited edition brass-plated ornament that celebrates Manchester's history. These unique, detailed ornaments are handcrafted in the United States by the same company that makes the annual White House Holiday Ornament. They make perfect Christmas tree decorations or gifts for the holidays and for many other occasions.  Each comes in a decorative box.  
These ornaments are available for $25.00 in the Millyard Museum Shop as well as at the Manchester City Library.  The 2018 ornaments, as well as a limited number of ornaments from past years, can also be purchased online.   
Watch the Mt. Calvary Cemetery Walking Tour
Last month, the Manchester Historic Association held a walking tour of Mt. Calvary Cemetery led by historians Dick Duckoff and Matt Labbe.   
If you missed it, you can watch it here, courtesy of Manchester Community Television.  
Now Accepting Historic Preservation Award Nominations
The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards.   

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 26 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.
If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA 2019 Nomination Form.  
The 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held on May 21, 2019 

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 Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   


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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