November 22, 2016
In This Issue

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family  
from the Manchester Historic Association

Please note: 
The Millyard Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24 
The Museum will be OPEN Nov. 25 & 26

The Research Center will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 26

Thank You!
This Thanksgiving, we at the Manchester Historic Association want to say how thankful we are for friends like you! Your support makes it possible for the MHA to operate the Millyard Museum and Amherst Street Research Center for the benefit of the public, maintain the important collection of artifacts and documents pertaining to Manchester's history, and provide quality educational programs to children and adults alike. 

2016 has been a particularly exciting year for the MHA with new exhibits and programs and a record number of school children visiting the Millyard Museum.  Your support makes all of this possible. Help us continue to tell Manchester's story. In this season of giving, please consider a generous gift today to the MHA Annual Appeal Heritage Fund.  Click here or mail your gift to the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum
Saturday, December 3, 2016  10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Guest appearance by Santa from 10:00-11:00!
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 
  • Holiday storytelling 
  • Check out the new "It's Showtime!" exhibit
  • 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 "Elm Street" 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 10:00-11:00!

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.
American Girl Doll Tea Party
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
$10 per person 

Bring your doll and join us for an American Girl Doll Tea Party!  A tour of the Millyard Museum will be followed by refreshments and crafts. 

The day's activities will focus on holiday traditions through the eyes of the American Girls.  
Space is limited.  Reserve your space by purchasing your tickets here or by calling 622-7531.   
Note: Children MUST be accompanied by an adult 
2016 Ornament: Elm Street

Doing your Christmas shopping?  Don't forget the MHA's 2016 collectible ornament!  This year's finely-detailed ornament depicts Elm Street as it looked in the early 20th century with cobblestones, trolleys running down the road, and beautiful arched lights.  
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 2016 ornaments, as well as a limited number of ornaments from past years, can also be purchased online.    
Call for Volunteers

The Manchester Historic Association is looking for new volunteers for two positions at the Millyard Museum!   

1. School Program Volunteers.  These volunteers lead school programs at our Millyard Museum.  School Program Volunteers will help to share Manchester's fascinating history with school groups that visit the museum.  Volunteers will be provided with all the training they need to lead the multiple programs that we offer to schools.  Volunteers should be comfortable working with kids, enthusiastic about history, and available during daytime hours. 


2. Front Desk Volunteers.  Volunteers at the front desk are the first to interact with visitors to the Millyard Museum. Tasks include ringing up admissions and gift shop sales, answering the phone, and being a point of contact for visitors.  This is a great way to interact with the public.  Volunteers should be comfortable working engaging with the public and with using a cash register.  All training needed will be provided.

If interested, please fill out an application here and email it to or mail it to 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101.  Interested applicants will be asked to come in and interview with museum staff. 
Downtown Holiday Market

Be sure to check out the Manchester Historic Association's table at Intown Manchester's 6th annual Holiday Market this year on December 1, 8, 10, and 15.  With over 50 vendors in attendance, shoppers will find different types of handcrafted jewelry, baked goods, fine artwork, clothing, accessories, and much more.  The MHA's table will feature our collection of ornaments and a selection of books and other great gift ideas.   
Now Accepting Historic Preservation Award Nominations
The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards. 

The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, and other historic resources in the city.
If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA 2017 Nomination Form

The 25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held in May 2017  

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

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

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners
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