October 3, 2017
In This Issue
Rally 'Round the Flag: Exhibit Opening & Silent Auction
Member Outing to American Independence Museum
Saturday, October 21, 2017  
9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

$35 MHA members - $45 General Public  
Pre-registration is required no later than October 10th and space is limited!   
Please call (603) 622-7531
Meet at the Millyard Museum 
 Join us for an exclusive look at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH. Trip includes bus transportation to and from the museum with a tour of the Gilman-Ladd House and the Folsom Tavern, where General George Washington once ate breakfast! Lunch will be served in the historic tavern and is included with the trip. Guests will have time to walk around historic Exeter and visit the many shops and sites.   
Click here to register online.
Story Time with Kathy Brodsky
Saturday, October 7, 2017 
10:30 - Millyard Museum 
Kathy Brodsky, a psychotherapist, poet and national award-winning author, writes and promotes quality books that are timely, visually exciting, educational and fun! She currently has ten picture books and one book for adults in print.
All of the picture books are in rhyme, with engaging hand- painted illustrations, recurring characters and include socially conscious messages. Life-skills discussion questions add to the reading experience. She has presented her books to young and old alike. Come to our storytime, meet Kathy and have her personally sign a book to you! Kathy will be reading two of her books; "Highwire" and "Winner is" .
For further information about Kathy, please visit www.kathybrodsky.com
This event is free with admission.   
Children under 12 are always free at the Millyard Museum!
MHA Ribbon & Badge Collection
We are pleased to announce that the MHA's collection of over 500 ribbons and badges has been added to our online catalog.  This collection includes pins, ribbons, and badges from Manchester organizations and businesses, commemorating countless events that have been held in Manchester or by Manchester groups in the last two centuries.      
Click here to view the MHA's online catalog, which also features hundreds of photographs, postcards, and library and archive records.  A search for "ribbon" or "badge" will bring up this collection.  We wish to thank volunteer Lorette Gendron who spent countless hours entering this material into the database to make it more accessible.    
Weaving Demonstration with Ruth Ward
Saturday, October 28, 2017 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  
Millyard Museum - free with regular admission
While working as a nurse practitioner, Ruth Ward began taking weaving lesson in the late 1980s. She has taken many workshops and was enrolled at the Hill Institute in Florence, MA, where she received a Master Weaver Certificate in 2002.
Ruth is a juried weaver at the League of NH Craftsmen, and has been selling her products for several years.  
Please RSVP to 603-622-7531, or e-mail history@manchesterhistoric.org  
"Way Down East" Silent Movie Screening with Jeff Rapsis
Thursday, November 16, 2017 
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  
Millyard Museum 
Join us for a very special screening of "Way Down East" (1920) with live accompaniment from Jeff Rapsis. "Way Down East" is a D.W. Griffith melodrama set in old New England. Starring Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmes, it was one of the top-grossing films of the silent era!  Jeff Rapsis is a writer/editor, educator, and also a composer and performer who specializes in creating live musical scores for silent film screenings.
Cost is $10 for MHA Members, $12 for general guests and includes refreshments.
Please call to reserve your spot (603) 622-7531 or click here to pay online.
Special Exhibit: Queen City Quilts

"Queen City Quilts" is an exhibition featuring some of the treasures of the Manchester Historic Association's textile collection.  The quilts in the collection span three centuries and are a unique vehicle for telling the stories of textile manufacturing in Manchester, the quilt makers as members of the workforce, and their communities.

One of the quilts featured is a friendship crazy quilt made by the Ladies of the First Congregational Church for Miss Mary Dana. Her role first as Parish Visitor and then as assistant to the pastor, made her a much loved and respected member of the church which is reflected in the quilt, purported to be made of fabrics from dresses worn by the ladies to functions at the church.  Many of the squares are initialed by the makers and lovingly embellished with fine needle work.  Other quilts include fabric scraps brought home by workers from the local mills, and one is of linen and wool likely grown, spun and woven here in the area. 

The exhibit will be on display through October 21
Announcing the 2017 Holiday Ornament!
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce t his year's holiday ornament featuring the Amoskeag Millyard.   
The ornament pays tribute to the history of the Amoskeag Millyard, constructed by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company between 1838 and 1915, spanning both the east and west banks of the Merrimack River for more than a mile in the center of Manchester.  The ornament features the Jefferson Mill clock tower, one of the most prominent features of the Millyard, constructed in 1886.
Each year the Manchester Historic Association produces an original, limited edition brass-plated ornament that celebrates Manchester's history. These unique, detailed ornaments are handcrafted in the United States by the same company that makes the annual White House Holiday Ornament. They make perfect Christmas tree decorations or gifts for the holidays and for many other occasions.  Each comes in a decorative box.

These ornaments are available for $25.00 in the Millyard Museum Shop.  The 2017 ornaments, as well as a limited number of ornaments from past years, can also be purchased online.    

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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