April 28, 2016
In This Issue
24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
Thursday, May 12, 2016  
5:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m. 
We are less than a month away from the 24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards!  This is gearing up to be another great event with Ellie Cochran as our Honorary Chair, John Clayton delivering our Keynote Address, and 5 wonderful individuals, businesses, and organizations being honored.
During the event's program, we will be auctioning off some exciting items!  These include:
  • 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
If you would like to attend the event, you can purchase your ticket online here or by calling 622-7531. 
2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report
The Manchester Historic Association's 2015 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.  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.
Reciprocal Membership with the Currier Museum

In June, the Millyard Museum will be opening a new temporary exhibit, The Rise of Manchester, featuring images of some of the construction that has shaped Manchester's cityscape.  At the same time, the Currier Museum will be opening their new exhibit, Urban Landscapes: Manchester and the Modern City.  The works in this exhibition will feature realistic, romanticized and abstracted views of the cities' most defining features-such as Manchester's Amoskeag Mills and the skyscrapers of New York City. Poignant street scenes will reveal the diverse experiences of city-dwellers.  For the duration of the exhibits (June 11-August 29, 2016) Manchester Historic Association members will receive free general admission to the Currier Museum by showing their membership card at the Currier's Guest Services desk!  Members, take advantage of this great opportunity to visit another one of Manchester's cultural institutions! 
Now on Exhibit: "Manchester's Immigrants: Then and Now"

Patrick Shea and Family, 1917. Born in Kerry, Ireland, Patrick immigrated to the United States in 1888 at the age of 15, settling in Manchester.   
Image courtesy Pat Jarvi. 
The exhibit, "Manchester's Immigrants: Then and Now" is now on exhibit at the Manchester Historic Association's Millyard Museum. 

This exhibit showcases photographs documenting the lives of immigrants from all ethnic backgrounds, from the earliest Irish, French-Canadian and German mill workers to the more recent Bosnian, Sudanese and Bhutanese arrivals.

By juxtaposing extraordinary photos from the MHA's own collection with images of current refugees and immigrants as documented by photographer Becky Field, Manchester's historic role as a social and cultural melting pot will come into full focus.

Due to popular demand, this exhibit has been extended through June 4!
The exhibit is sponsored in part by St. Mary's Bank and the Diversity Workforce Coalition. 

Lecture: Teddy Roosevelt's Nobel Peace Prize
Citizen Diplomacy, Manchester, and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

Thursday, May 19, 2016  
FREE and open to the public

The Millyard Museum welcomes NH Humanities Council speaker Charles B. Doleac, founder/moderator of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum, to present a program describing President Theodore Roosevelt's multi-track diplomacy that included the Russian and Japanese delegations, the US Navy and the New Hampshire citizens who hosted the thirty days of negotiations that resulted in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty. Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 - 110 years ago - for orchestrating the negotiations that ended what historians now call "World War Zero," the Russo-Japanese War. 

Mr. Doleac will explain the significance of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial cherry tree at Stark Park, recognizing the role local citizens, including prominent Manchester businessmen, played in welcoming the Japanese diplomatic delegation to tour the Amokeag Mills and other locations in Manchester and Auburn during their stay in Portsmouth in the summer of 1905. 
A question and answer session will follow the illustrated talk. For more information on the program, contact history@manchesterhistoric.org or 603-622-7531. 
Walking Tour: Amoskeag Millyard
Saturday, June 4, 2016  
10:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. 
$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 
Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531  
Meet at the Millyard Museum at 200 Bedford Street

Walk among the remaining mill buildings and workers' housing of the former Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, once considered the world's largest producer of textiles and the creator of Manchester as a planned corporation city.  Hear the stories of thousands of immigrants from a colorful patchwork of countries who made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society as mill operatives who both changed the city and were changed by it.  This tour will be led by Professor Robert Perreault.

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.

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

Silver Partners
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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