April 13, 2017
In This Issue
2017 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Millyard Museum - Free Admission 
This year's Annual Meeting will begin with the 
business meeting of the Manchester Historic Association.  This will be followed by a short talk by Dr. Jack Resch, professor of history at UNH Manchester, about Manchester's very own hero, General John Stark.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by calling (603) 622-7531 or by e-mail at history@manchesterhistoric.org.
2016 Annual Report
The Manchester Historic Association's 2016 Annual Report is now available!  Please click on the above link to view or download the report.  

Copies of the Annual Report are also available at the front desk of the Millyard Museum and will be distributed at the Annual Meeting on April 19.  If you would like to receive a hard copy, please e-mail history@manchesterhistoric.org and we will be happy to mail one to you.

25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
Thursday, May 18, 2017  
5:00 p.m.  - 8:00 p.m.    

We are one month away from the 25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards!  The event will be held at the Manchester Masonic Temple this year and is gearing up to be another great event with Dick and Alex Anagnost as our Honorary Chairs and 5 wonderful individuals, businesses, and organizations being honored. The event will also feature a special presentation on the history of the Masonic Temple, a 2007 Historic Preservation Award recipient.
During the event's program, we will also be auctioning off some exciting items, including:
  • One-hour helicopter tour of Manchester for 3 people with MHA Trustee Ed Brouder giving a guided aerial tour, donated by Arthur Sullivan of Brady Sullivan Properties
  • South Africa Photo Safari including 6 day and 6 night accommodations for 2 people, 3 meals per day, and daily guided land rover trips
  • Bedford Village Inn Grand Package
If you would like to attend the event, you can purchase your ticket online here or by calling 622-7531.  Tickets are selling fast - don't miss your chance to attend this special event!  
Lecture: Coping with Climate Change 12,000 years ago,
An Archaeologist Perspective
Thursday, April 20, 2017 
6:30 p.m.
Millyard Museum - FREE and open to the public
The New Hampshire Archeological Society and the Millyard Museum will host a lecture by State Archaeologist, Richard Boisvert, PhD on Thursday, April 20th, at 6:30 pm in honor of Archeology Month.  Please join us for a lecture titled: "Coping with Climate Change 12,000 years ago: An Archaeologist Perspective".
Following global warming at the end of the Pleistocene there was a severe and abrupt return to near glacial climate across the whole Northern Hemisphere. The effects on plant, animal and human populations were profound and unique. This was when people first came to the Northeast and their adaptations to the changing climate are nothing short of remarkable. 
Fire Engine Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017 
10:30 a.m.
Millyard Museum
Included with admission to the museum (kids under 12 admitted free!) 
It's practically universal - kids love fire engines.  On April 22nd we will give kids a chance to see and learn how a hand tub fire engine and a steam fire engine work.  Then, we'll have a visit from one of the Manchester Fire Department engines to see a modern fire truck!   
Tour of St. Joseph's Cathedral
Saturday, May 6, 2017 
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
St. Joseph's Cathedral - 145 Lowell Street 
$10 per person ($5 for MHA members) 
If you haven't been inside St. Joseph's Cathedral since their restoration, this is your chance!  Join us for a guided tour of the Cathedral, Sacristy, Conclave, and even the Bishop Crypt.  Visitors will see exquisit stained glass, oil paintings, and sculptures, learn about the architectural symbolism filling the building, and will even have the chance to hold and touch the most sacred relics that the Cathedral posesses.  The tour will be led by Barbara D. Miles, the Archivist for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester and a fellow MHA member.

Proceeds from the tour will be split between the MHA and St. Joseph's Cathedral.
Lecture: Healthcare in New Hampshire
Saturday, May 13, 2017 
11:00 a.m.
Millyard Museum
included with admission to museum 
To coincide with our exhibit, Doctor's Orders: Public Health in Manchester, we will be holding a lecture on the history of healthcare in New Hampshire.  The lecture will be given by Dr. Sylvio Dupuis.  A Manchester native, Dr. Dupuis has served as Mayor of Manchester, Commissioner of Health and Human Services, and Commissioner of Insurance for the State of New Hampshire.  Among other credentials, he was the first president of Catholic Medical Center served for fiveyears as President of New England College of Optometry.  Currently, Dr. Dupuis is affiliated with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Manchester. 
6th Annual Elm Grove Golf Tournament
Elm Grove Companies invites you to join in its mission to support local charities in our community. Your tax deductible sponsorship will provide support to The Manchester Historic Association, Bikes for Books, and The Manchester Masonic Foundation. We are anxiously looking forward to another successful event! By being a sponsor you will be promoting your company to many area professionals who are very loyal to its sponsors.  Please contact Matt Vlangas for more information: 603-944-9006 or 
On Exhibit: Doctor's Orders - Public Health in Manchester
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

Be sure to check out this exciting new exhibit on the history of public health in Manchester.  From smallpox to polio to the current issues facing the city, this exhibit highlights the organizations that have fought to keep Manchester healthy.

On exhibit through June 24.

This exhibit has been made possible through sponsorships from:

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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