November 15, 2018
In This Issue
Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to You and Your Family  
2018-2019 Annual Appeal Campaign
This Thanksgiving, we want to say how thankful we are for all of our members and supporters.  Your support makes it possible for the MHA to operate the Millyard Museum and Amherst Street Research Center,  provide educational programs to school groups in Manchester and beyond, continue to offer fresh new exhibits, and maintain the Association's important collection of artifacts and documents pertaining to Manchester's history.    
 In this season of giving, please consider giving to the MHA's Heritage Fund through our Annual Appeal.  Your support makes it possible to continue to tell Manchester's story through our exhibits and programs.  Click here or mail your gift to the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101.  
Holiday Hours
Please note: 
The Millyard Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 
The Museum will be OPEN Nov. 23 & 24
The Research Center will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Dec. 1 
Special Sale in the Museum Shop
The Millyard Museum will be open the day after Thanksgiving and the Museum Shop will be offering an additional 10% off of all Gift Shop items for Black Friday.
Spend $25 and get a free poster
(your choice of "Manchester - Amoskeag Mills" or "Amoskeag Locomotive")  
Spend $50 and also get a copy of Manchester on the Merrimack or Pandora's Pride!  
Join us December 1 for Our Annual Holiday Open House
and Events for the Whole Family!
Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum
Saturday, December 1, 2018 
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  
Guest appearance by Santa from 10:30-12:00! 
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 and storytelling
  • 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 "World War I Monument" 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 10:30-12:00!
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.
See below for two other events taking place at the Museum during the Open House 
American Girl Doll Tea Party
Saturday, December 1, 2018   
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  
$10 per person (includes tour, lunch, and craft)

Bring your doll and join us for a guided tour of the Millyard Museum through the eyes of an American Girl!  This will be followed by a tea party with refreshments and crafts.  
Space is limited.  Reserve your space by purchasing your tickets  here or by calling 622-7531.   
Note: Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.  
Book Talk: "You Know You're In New Hampshire When..."
Saturday, December 1, 2018   
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.   
FREE Admission 
As part of the MHA's Holiday Open House, John Clayton will present an interactive, audience-participation discussion around his popular book, "You Know You're in New Hampshire When..."
The book is a compendium of 101 quintessential people, places, events and traditions that answers the question "What do you think about when you think about New Hampshire?"
Clayton puts that same question to his listeners and the resultant give-and-take will remind you of all there is to love about the Granite State.
John Clayton is the executive director of the Manchester Historic Association and Millyard Museum. He previously spent 25 years as a reporter and columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader, where his "In the City" column was a fixture on the front page. He is the author of seven books about Manchester and New Hampshire.
World War I Movie Series
Saturday, November 17 and 24, 2018
1:00 p.m.  
Millyard Museum Discovery Gallery 
Included with regular admission 
The Manchester Historic Association's World War I film series continues for the next two Saturdays.  This film series is being offered 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". 
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.
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. 
MHA Names Honorary Chair of 2019 Preservation Awards
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce that Matthew Albuquerque, the award-winning founder and President of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, will serve as Honorary Chair of the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards to be held May 21 at Saint Anselm College
"Matt represents the absolute nexus of the past and the future as it plays out in our historic Millyard," said John Clayton, who is executive director of the MHA and Millyard Museum. Clayton added, "T he life-changing products created by Matt and his team are helping to bring a vitality to the Millyard unseen since the heyday of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company."   
Albuquerque spent the last 10 years helping develop the LUKE Arm, an advanced prosthesis that is making history because of the innovative and intuitive way the arm is controlled.
The Trinity High School graduate was recently honored as "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the New Hampshire High Tech Council. He is the former chair of the Easter Seals Veterans Count Advisory Board, and has also served on the board of directors with the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery and the Greater Manchester Boys and Girls Club.
"I was truly honored to be asked to chair the Preservation Awards," he said. "Being recognized as part of the amazing transformation of the Millyard from producing textiles to current-day advanced medical technologies is both exciting and humbling."
This will be the 27th annual edition of the Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in our city.
The Historic Preservation Committee is also still accepting nominations for the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards.  If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA 2019 Nomination Form by November 30. 

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

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Manchester Historic Association
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101