February 1, 2018
In This Issue
Millyard Museum Completes Major Exhibit Update
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce the completion of a major update to its Woven in Time exhibit at the Millyard Museum. This new section of the exhibit picks up the storyline of Manchester's past following the bankruptcy of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1936. This history includes the redevelopment of the Millyard by Amoskeag Industries, the new businesses that came to Manchester in the 1940s and 1950s, the urban renewal projects of the 1960s and 1970s, and the revitalization of the Millyard in the 1980s and 1990s that was started by Dean Kamen.  

Included in the new exhibit is the "Amoskeag" March of Time news reel produced in 1937 that documents the closing of Amoskeag and the opening of new industries in the Millyard.  Other new components of the exhibit include a section on the anthrax outbreak at Arms Textile and an expanded section on immigration to the city.

The project was completed with funding from the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation, with additional support from Amoskeag Industries, Inc. and the Cogswell Benevolent Trust.  The Manchester-based BaileyDonovan design firm created and installed the exhibit.   
Now on Exhibit: Rally 'Round the Flag
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.
For centuries, the flag has meant many things to many people. Flags are waved in times of war, times of peace, as rallies of protest, display of mourning, and joyous celebrations. A symbol of an ideal, a pursuit, a larger picture, the flag has always represented a notion of unity. Regardless of race, religion or social standing, the flag evokes a feeling in the hearts of all who lie under its protection.
Join us as we examine flags from Manchester's history and learn the stories that these flags tell.  
On exhibit through February 24  
Register Now for Time Travelers Summer Camp
August 6-10, 2018
To register, fill out our registration form and mail it to the Manchester Historic Association, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101 along with payment.  
Space is limited, so register now!
For mor e information, contact Kristy Ellsworth, Museum Educator, at 603-622-7531 or at history@manchesterhistoric.org.
Watch Program about the Real Founders of McDonalds

  If you missed John Clayton's "Two All Beef Patties..." talk last Saturday about the REAL story of the founding of McDonald's, here's a video recording of the talk that you might enjoy!  

Family Fun Winter skating at Dorrs Pond
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Dorrs Pond in Livingston Park

FREE admission
(Voluntary donations to help support the Manchester Historic Association will be appreciated).
Come join us for a day of good, old fashioned family fun!  Bring your ice skates and bundle up.  Popcorn, hot chocolate, snacks, and refreshments will be on sale.  Plan to bring the whole family and enjoy the beauty of winter!
(Rain Date: March 10, 2018)
NH Made Panel Discussion and Networking Event
NH Made is hosting a panel discussion and networking event on February 6 th in Manchester (snow date: February 8 th ) at the  Millyard Museum from 6pm to 8pm. We'll be joined by  The Center for Women & Enterprise and NH Made members from Marketing Power Partners to share insights on marketing your business on a small budget. We'll be discussing a variety of topics, such as hosting an open house, merchandising, social media and networking strategies. You'll also have an opportunity to enjoy the museum!  

This event is open to both members and non-members so bring your friends. Please rsvp to Heather by email at heather@nhmade.com .

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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129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101