News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
July 1, 2020
In This Issue
1. MHA is Open!
2. History at Home Worksheets
3. Happy Independence Day!
4. 28th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
5. 2019 Annual Report
We are Open!
We are excited to announce that the Manchester Historic Association has reopened to the public!

We are looking forward to welcoming people back. Please read below to learn the steps we are taking, in accordance with the Governor's Economic Reopening Taskforce and CDC guidelines, to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. 
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we begin the reopening process!
Millyard Museum

· All guests are asked to use ONLY the Commercial Street entrance to the building and remain only on the first floor during your visit. At times, the entrance may be locked, even during our open hours.  If you are trying to visit the museum during our normal operating hours and the exterior door is locked, please ring the doorbell or call the Museum’s main line (603-622-7531) and someone will let you in.

· Masks are required for visitors, volunteers, and staff (while in common areas). Masks are available at the front desk for those who need them.

· People are required to maintain social distancing of 6 feet inside the museum. A one-way flow through the museum will be followed to facilitate social distancing.

· The restrooms immediately outside the museum entrance have been designated for Millyard Museum guests only. Surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day, and professionally cleaned daily.

· A limit of 30 visitors maximum inside the museum at any time will be maintained.  

· A plexi glass shield has been installed at the admissions desk and cashless transactions are encouraged. 

· Hand sanitizer is readily available at the admissions desk and in the building lobby.

· Common use surfaces, including door handles, push buttons, and phones, will be cleaned and disinfected every two hours. 

· Many interactive components of the exhibits have been temporarily removed to minimize contact.

· The Museum shop is also open. Please maintain social distancing while in the shop. 
Research Center

Those wishing to visit our Research Center can do so by appointment only. Appointment times will be limited to 2-hour time blocks between 10am and 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There will be a maximum of 3 researchers allowed at a time. 
· Masks are required for visitors, volunteers, and staff (while in common areas).

· Hand sanitizer is readily available at the admissions desk.

· Common use surfaces, including door handles and tables will be cleaned and disinfected every two hours. 
People should not enter our facilities if they:

· Are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have a fever of 100.4 degrees.

· Have had close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

· Have traveled in the past 14 days 1) outside the United States, 2) by cruise ship, or 3) on public transportation outside of New Hampshire, Maine, or Vermont.
History at Home Worksheets
Over the past few months, the MHA has been producing worksheets about Manchester history. We hope that these free resources can be used to teach children (and adults!) about the rich history of Manchester and her people.

New activities will continue to be posted weekly. You can access all worksheets on our website and through our Facebook page.

Below are links to several worksheets. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for new ones!
Happy Independence Day!
The Millyard Museum and Research Center will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

As we celebrate our country's birthday this year, we remember words spoken during the Independence Day celebrations that were held in Manchester in 1859:

"We shall no longer appreciate the blessings of liberty when we neglect to observe its Natal Day - and forget the sorrows and sacrifices, the wisdom and patriotism of those who watched its infant footsteps."
-- John B. Clarke, publisher, newspaper editor, and Manchester historian

Wishing everyone a happy and safe July 4th holiday!
28th Annual Historic Preservation Awards
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to postpone the 28th Annual Historic Preservation Awards, originally scheduled for May 12, 2020.

Instead, we are planning a virtual event to recognize this year's worthy recipients and will be announcing more details in the coming weeks.

Thank you to all our sponsors for your support, including our Lead Sponsor:
RBC Wealth Management.
2019 Annual Report

The Manchester Historic Association's 2019 Annual Report is now available! Please click on the above link to view or download the report.  

Print copies of the Report are also available at the front desks of the Millyard Museum and Research Center.

We hope you enjoy reading about some of the highlights from the past year!
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.  
Thank you to our Business Partners!
Key Supporters
Robert J. Boulanger, Financial Advisor
Gold Partners
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To learn more about being a Business Partner with the Manchester Historic Association, click here or call (603) 622-7531
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