February 17, 2017
In This Issue
Exhibit Opening: Doctor's Orders - Public Health in Manchester
Save the Date: 25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
Millyard Museum Story Hour
Saturday, February 18, 2017 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  
Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum (kids under 12 are admitted free!) 
Free to members of the Manchester Historic Association 
Children must be accompanied by an adult

Stop by the Millyard Museum for story hour!  Kids will listen to a story and then have a chance to do a craft.  Children of all ages are welcome! 
Lecture: Textile Conservation
Saturday, March 11, 2017
11:00 a.m. - Millyard M useum 
Included with admission to the museum

Ever wonder how textiles are restored?  Join us as Camille Myers Breeze gives us some insight into the work of a Textile Conservator.  As the Director of Museum Textile Services in Andover, MA, Camille is internationally known for her work on a variety of textile items.  During her lecture, Camille will share general insight into her work as well as highlight the conservation efforts made over the last year to restore two items from the MHA collection.
Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music
Saturday, March 25, 2017 
1:00 p.m. - Millyard Museum 
FREE and open to the public 

Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants.  The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland, sometimes focusing on the reasons for leaving (a man who is driven from his land by English persecution); sometimes revealing what happened upon arrival (an immigrant drafted into the Union army during the Civil War); and sometimes exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land (a factory worker in London missing his home in County Clare).  The presenter discusses the historical context of these songs, interspersing their stories with tunes from Ireland that made their way into New England's musical repertoire, played on his fiddle or guitar.

Many thanks to New Hampshire Humanities for their generous sponsorship of this program!   
Time Travelers Summer Camp at the Millyard Museum
New Mobile App Launches for Millyard Museum!
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile app that visitors may use as they tour the Millyard Museum. 

Built with technology provided by OnCell, a leader in the mobile app space for museums and destinations, the app allows visitors to learn about the history of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked there. 

The mobile tour consists of 18 different stops in the museum's permanent Woven In Time exhibit.  Each stop features original audio, historic imagery, and a written introduction, and goes beyond the information presented in the exhibit.  The stops expand on one aspect of the story, providing detail that visitors wouldn't otherwise learn about.  This project has been funded through a grant from the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation.

The app is available here for viewing and visitors can use their personal smartphones and tablets onsite or from anywhere to access the content.
   Be sure to check out this new feature and let us know what you think! 

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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