March 20, 2018
In This Issue
Exhibit Opening: Manchester's Masters
Manchester's Masters: The Artist's Perspective
Tuesday, March 27, 2018  
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Millyard Museum
The Manchester Historic Association is proud to present, "Manchester's Masters: The Artist's Perspective", featuring the lives and work of Henry W. Herrick, Edward L. Custer, Lisa Anne Fletcher, Omer T. Lassonde, and George C. Soule - artists who called Manchester home. 
Join us for the opening of this new exhibit at the Millyard Museum!


In addition to the opening of "Manchester's Masters", this event will also celebrate the opening of the updated "Woven in Time" permanent exhibit at the Millyard Museum.  These updates tell the story of the redevelopment of the Millyard by Amoskeag Industries, the new businesses that came to Manchester in the 1940s and 1950s, the urban renewal projects of the 1960s and 1970s, and the revitalization of the Millyard in the 1980s and 1990s.  
Also opening at the museum during this time is a small temporary exhibit featuring the works of Manchester photographer Peter Caikauskas, on exhibit in the Charles F. Whittemore Discovery Gallery.  
Please RSVP to (603) 622-7531, or e-mail
If you are unable to join us on March 27, "Manchester's Masters" will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through June 30.  
Member Outing: Lawrence Heritage State Park
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$35 Members and $45 Non-Members  
Advanced reservations are required.  Reserve today, space is limited! Must sign up no later than April 21.
Join us for this exciting opportunity to explore our sister mill city: Lawrence, Massachusetts. Trip includes a round trip bus ride, exclusive guided tour of Lawrence Heritage State Park and catered lunch from Salvatore's Family Restaurant. Bus leaves the Millyard Museum at 9 am and returns at approximately 3:30 pm.
To purchase tickets, click here or call the Manchester Historic Association at (603) 622-7531
2018 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association
Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Millyard Museum
FREE Admission 
This year's Annual Meeting will begin with the business meeting of the Manchester Historic Association and will be followed by a short talk, "The Millyard and the Future of Bio fabrication", by Jim Scott, Acting COO at Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI).
Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to (603) 622-7531, or e-mail
Civil War Living History Encampment and Presentation
Saturday, April 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Presentation at 11:00 a.m. 
Millyard Museum - Included with Regular Admission 

The 1st New Hampshire Light Battery Historical Association is a dedicated group of living historians dedicated to preserve the history of the original 1st New Hampshire Light Battery and the American Civil War.
Come Join us on April 14, 2018 for an all day event:

- Presentation on the Original 1st NH Light Battery, their history and lives of the men who served in New Hampshire's illustrious Light Battery during the Civil War  
- Living History Encampment
- Artillery demonstration
- Original Artifacts and Displays 
Please RSVP to (603) 622-7531, or e-mail
Register Now for Time Travelers Summer Camp
August 6-10, 2018
To register, fill out our registration form and mail it to the Manchester Historic Association, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101 along with payment.  
Space is limited, so register now!
For mor e information, contact Kristy Ellsworth, Museum Educator, at 603-622-7531 or at
NH Historical Society Lecture: The Company That Built Manchester
Saturday, March 24, 2018
2:00 p.m. - New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH 
The creation and growth of Manchester, which today is the largest city in Northern New England, is primarily the legacy of one entity: the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. This lecture, presented by Jeffrey Barraclough, Director of Operations at the Manchester Historic Association, will look at the origins of Amoskeag, how it developed, and its lasting legacy, which has extended long past the company's closing in 1935. It will also look at the founding of the Manchester Historic Association and how it became a repository for the history of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.
The New Hampshire Heritage Lecture series highlights the stories behind the state's many historic and cultural attractions.


This program is FREE for MHA Members (please show your membership card).  The program is included in the price of admissi
on to th e New Hampshire Historical Society ($7). Society members and children 18 and under are also admitted free of charge.  For more information about the NH Historical Society, please visit their website
NH Preservation Alliance Old House & Barn Expo
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 2018
9am - 5pm - Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

Have fun and learn from experts at the Preservation Alliance's "don't-miss" gathering on March 24-25, 2018. Meet with vendors of period-appropriate materials and furnishings, watch craftspeople in action, learn about researching your historic house or creating a new kitchen or gardens. There will be hourly lectures and over 60 exhibitors and traditional arts demonstrators to make the two days of the Expo a rewarding experience for experienced homeowners and novices alike.   
For more information, please visit 
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance strengthens communities and stimulates local economies by encouraging the protection and revival of historic buildings and places.
26th 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. Join us for this special event!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Click here for more information or to order tickets.

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

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Manchester Historic Association
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101