August 9, 2017
In This Issue
Queen City Quilts Exhibit Opening

You are invited to the opening of Queen City Quilts at the Millyard Museum, Tuesday evening, August 15, from 5 to 7.  
Please RSVP to 603-622-7531, or e-mail 

"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 to be 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.
Walking Tour: St. Augustine Cemetery
Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. - noon
$10 per person ($5 for MHA members)
Visit St. Augustine Cemetery with local historians Dick Duckoff and Matt Labbe. Hear fascinating stories about local Franco-American pioneers from all walks of life. Learn about Mayor Moise Verrette, Lieutenant William Jutras, Edmond Pinard, and Tancrède Pariseau, among others.

Meet at the Old St. Augustine Cemetery on S. Beech Street, next to the Hebrew Cemetery.

Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531.  
New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell
Saturday, September 16, 2017 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 
Included with museum admission 
Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heartwarming tales of service and tradition.  Pam Weeks weaves world history, women's history, industrial history, and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation.

Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing.

Please RSVP to 603-622-7531, or e-mail 
New to the Collection
Among the recent gifts to the Manchester Historic Association's collection is a photoalbum that won first prize in a camera exhibition put on by the camera section of the Amoskeag Textile Club, c. 1916.  The photographs were taken by Herbert Oxley, Sr. and a newspaper article from the time reports "Herbert Oxley, Sr. entered an exceedingly brilliant display of photographs and snapshots and he was awarded the prize for the best collection." 

Subjects pictured in the album include Massabesic Lake, Rock Rimmon, the Piscataquog River, Mast Road, Textile Field, the Amoskeag Southern Divison Sample Room, and views from Stark Park. 

The album was donated to the Association by Doreen Oxley Murby.   
New in the Museum Shop!
Magic coffee mugs that change with your favorite hot beverage! Just add something warm and tasty to the mug then watch your image appear. There are two different magic mugs to choose from: New Hampshire Revolutionary War hero John Stark and the image of the Great Amoskeag Flag Recreation at night.
Limited stock available; get yours before it's too late!

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

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