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September 26, 2019
In This Issue
Exhibit Opening: Manchester and the Path to the Presidency
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Millyard Museum
The exhibit, Manchester and the Path to the Presidency will be unveiled at the Millyard Museum on Wednesday evening, October 2.
Every four years, Manchester is visited by numerous presidential candidates, campaigning in the New Hampshire Primary.  Once again, the Millyard Museum will be showcasing the history of this process through images of candidates through the years as they engaged with Manchester voters in their homes, on the streets and in the many iconic watering holes that are the lifeblood of so many campaigns.
Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, you're certain to see some of your favorite candidates - Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama - as they meet with your friends and neighbors in their quest to win election to our nation's highest office. We believe Manchester is the crucible of the Presidential Primary process in New Hampshire, and with this exhibit, we demonstrate our pivotal role in American political history.
Please RSVP to history@manchesterhistoric.org or call (603) 622-7531.
Walking Tour of the Amoskeag Millyard
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. - noon
$5 Manchester Historic  Association members  
$10 General Public  
Pre-registration is required.   
Join MHA Executive Director John Clayton on a visual history tour of the Amoskeag Millyard. Home to the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company from 1831-1936, this mile of brick mill buildings housed the behemoth of American industry. 
To RSVP, please call (603) 622-7531 or e-mail at h istory@manchesterhistoric.org.
Meet at the Millyard Museum  
Announcing the 2019 Holiday Ornament!
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce this year's holiday ornament featuring the Lincoln Monument and Manchester Central High School.    
The ornament
features the Abraham Lincoln Monument in front of the Central High School Classical Building.  The statue was designed by sculptor John Rogers and dedicated in 1910.  Manchester Central High School is the oldest public high school in the state of New Hampshire, founded in 1846.  The Classical Building was opened in 1897. 
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 as well as at the Manchester City Library.  The 2019 ornaments, as well as a limited number of ornaments from past years, can also be purchased online.      
Weston Observatory Weekend
October 12 & 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$7 per person or $20 per family 
$5 per person for MHA members
We are back this year with another opportunity to climb to the top of the Weston Observatory! Located behind Derryfield Park, Weston Observatory was built in 1896 in honor of James Adams Weston, a former Mayor of Manchester and Governor of New Hampshire.  The tower stands 66 feet tall, giving an exquisite view of Manchester and the surrounding areas from its observation deck.  Normally closed to the public, the Weston Observatory will be open for just one weekend in October during foliage season.  Picnic tables will be available, so bring a lunch and come enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while experiencing one of Manchester's best kept secrets! 
Please note that the Observatory is not accessible for people in wheelchairs or who have walking disabilities.  
Walking tours of the area will be conducted at 1:00 each day.  Cost for walking tour is included with your admission to the tower.  The cost for the walking tour only is $5 per person.
Parking will be available in front of the Weston Observatory off of Oak Hill Ave.
Millyard Museum Beer Tasting Event
Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Millyard Museum  
Civil War Day at Victory Park
Saturday, October 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Victory Park 
FREE Admission 
The Manchester Historic Association is partnering with the Manchester City Library to put on an all-day Civil War event in the Victory Park.   
10:00 - 2:00 =  The 1st New Hampshire Light Battery Reenactment Group will have an encampment in the park and will be putting on demonstrations.
11:00 = Historian Ed Brouder will give a lecture about Manchester during the Civil War at the City Library
1:00 = Talk in the park about the history of the 1st New Hampshire Light Battery
2:30 = MHA Executive Director
John Clayton will give a lecture at the MHA Research Center about "The Last Boy in Blue"  
The MHA's Research Center will also have rarely shown Civil War era material on display.  
This is a free event so don't miss out! Come see your city's history! 
Historic Preservation Award Nominations
The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2020 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, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City.
Over 27 years, more than 230 recipients have been recognized for a wide variety of preservation efforts in 40 different categories. The annual event has become the MHA's single largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.
If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA 2020 Nomination Form.  
The 28th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held on May 12, 2020.   

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 www.manchesterhistoric.org.

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