November 21, 2017
In This Issue

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family  

from the
Manchester Historic Association

Thank You!
This Thanksgiving, we want to say how thankful we are for all of our members and supporters.  Your support makes it possible for the MHA to operate the Millyard Museum and Amherst Street Research Center,  provide educational programs to school groups in Manchester and beyond, continue to offer fresh new exhibits, and maintain the Association's important collection of artifacts and documents pertaining to Manchester's history.

2017 has been another great 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 Hours
Please note: 
The Millyard Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23 
The Museum will be OPEN Nov. 24 & 25
The Research Center will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 25
Special Museum Shop Sale
The Millyard Museum will be open the day after Thanksgiving and the Museum Shop will be offering an additional 10% off of all Gift Shop items for Black Friday.
Spend $50 and get a free copy of Manchester on the Merrimack.  
Spend $75 and also get a copy of Picturing Manchester!
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  
Join us December 2 for Our Annual Holiday Open House
and Events for the Whole Family!
Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum
Saturday, December 2, 2017 
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  
Guest appearance by Santa from 10:30-12:00! 
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 
  • 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 "Amoskeag Millyard" 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 10:30-12:00!
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.
See below for two other events taking place at the Museum during the Open House 
American Girl Doll Tea Party
Saturday, December 2, 2017   
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  
$10 per person (includes tour, lunch, and craft)

Bring your doll and join us for a guided tour of the Millyard Museum through the eyes of an American Girl!  This will be followed by a tea party with refreshments and crafts.  
Space is limited.  Reserve your space by purchasing your tickets here or by calling 622-7531.  
Note: Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. 
Book Signing with Robert Perreault
Images of Modern America: Manchester 
Saturday, December 2, 2017  
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short talk by the author at 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission  
The new book by local author, photographer, and historian Robert B. Perreault, Images of Modern America: Manchester, documents Manchester's recent history through photographs.  Through his original images taken between 1971 and 2005, Perreault has documented Manchester's modern ever-changing cityscape.  Published by Arcadia Publishing with a foreword by Gary Samson.   
Both Robert Perreault and Gary Samson will be speaking about the book project at 2:00 and Perreault will be available to sign books following the talk. 
This book is available to purchase from the Millyard Museum Shop for $22.99.  
Also see the special exhibit "Ever-Changing Manchester" in the Millyard Museum Discovery Gallery, featuring many photographs from this book. 

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

Thank You to Our Business Partners!
Platinum Partners 

Gregory G. Hood, Senior V. President, Financial Advisor

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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