November 4, 2016
In This Issue
Special Exhibit of Military Memorabilia
In the Discovery Gallery in the Millyard Museum
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. - Included with museum admission

A special exhibit of military memorabilia will be on display in the Discovery Gallery in the Millyard Museum from November 8th through November 30th. The exhibit, put together by a Manchester Historic Association member and local history enthusiast, features newspapers and other ephemera related to U.S. military conflicts from the Revolutionary War to present day.
Note: On Veteran's Day, November 11th, veterans will receive FREE admission to the Millyard Museum, including this special exhibit. 

On exhibit through November 30th
Recent Acquisition Highlight: Hesser College Collection

Following the closure of Mount Washington College (formerly Hesser College) in May 2016, the Manchester Historic Association received a large collection of the school's historical archives, including early enrollment records, photographs, scrapbooks, yearbooks, advertisements, and other promotional material.

The Association is pleased to be able to preserve and make available for research this material of an important institution with a 115 year history in the Queen City. 

This material is available for researchers at the Association's Research Center at 129 Amherst Street.  A portion of the collection is also temporarily on display at the Millyard Museum.  
Collection of Amoskeag Employee Photographs Digitized
Thanks to the work of MHA intern Michael Schmidt, an important part of the MHA's Amoskeag Collection has been digitized. Among the records of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company held in the MHA archives is a box of 264 employee cards listing each employee's name and position. Also attached to each card is a small photograph of the employee.   Most of the employees were overseers and second hands of the Amoskeag Company and the photographs appear to have been taken c. 1916-1918. These cards were kept by the Amoskeag Textile Club, an organization formed by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1911 that sponsored social activities and sporting events for their workers. Many of the employees on the cards were featured in the Amoskeag Bulletin, the Textile Club's newsletter.
Michael, a history major at Saint Anselm College, has been working with this collection as part of his internship with the Manchester Historic Association this fall. Each photograph has been digitized and added to the MHA's online database. In addition to the name and company position, Michael also identified those individuals who were featured in the Amoskeag Bulletin and added biographical information to each record when available. This collection can be viewed in our online catalog by typing "Amoskeag Textile Club Photo Card Collection" into the search bar.
Night at the Museum

Thank you to everyone who came out to the "Night at the Museum" on October 28.  It was a fun evening of food, fellowship, and great costumes!  Special thanks to the Manchester Young Professional Network for their support.  If you missed it, we hope you'll join us next year!

Check out our Facebook page for more pictures from the event. 
Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum
Saturday, December 3, 2016  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Guest appearance by Santa from 10:00-11:00!
FREE museum admission

Enjoy time spent with your neighbors, family and friends on this special day of shopping and fun family activities in the Millyard Museum.
  • Children's Holiday crafts 
  • Holiday storytelling 
  • Check out the new "It's Showtime!" exhibit
  • Enter raffles to win great prizes! 
  • Play old-fashioned board games 
  • Enjoy cookies and cider
  • Shop for the holidays in the Museum Shop, featuring historical books, locally made products, and unique collectible brass ornaments including the new "Elm Street" ornament 
  • Members of the Manchester Historic Association receive an extra 10% discount this day only (at least 20% off all shop items).
  • Visit with Santa from 10:00-11:00!

Park at the Millyard Museum and walk up to Elm Street to view the Intown Manchester Christmas Parade which starts at 4:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Tea Party
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
$10 per person 

Bring your doll and join us for an American Girl Doll Tea Party!  A tour of the Millyard Museum will be followed by refreshments and crafts. 

The day's activities will focus on holiday traditions through the eyes of the American Girls.  
Space is limited.  Reserve your space by purchasing your tickets here or by calling 622-7531.   
Note: Children MUST be accompanied by an adult 
Now Accepting Historic Preservation Award Nominations
The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 25th Annual 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, and other historic resources in the city.
If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA 2017 Nomination Form

The 25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held in May 2017  
Annual Appeal Drive has Begun!

Help us Collect, Preserve, and Share Manchester's History! 

The Manchester Historic Association has kicked off its annual fundraising drive. 
2016 has been an exciting year for the MHA with new exhibits and programs and a record number of school children visiting the Millyard Museum.  Your support makes it all possible.  Please consider a generous gift today to the MHA Annual Appeal Heritage Fund.  Click here or mail your gift to the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101.  We thank you for your support! 

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

Thank You to Our Business Partners!
Platinum Partners 
Gregory G. Hood, Senior V. President, Financial Advisor

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners
To learn more about being a Business Partner with the Manchester Historic Association, click here or call (603) 622-7531
Manchester Historic Association
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101