News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
March 27, 2020
In This Issue
1. Update from the Manchester Historic Association
2. History at Home
3. 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibit Opening: Manchester's Urban Ponds
Update from the Manchester Historic Association and Millyard Museum
Dear Friends and Supporters,

We hope this message finds you well in these difficult times. Our thoughts go out to anyone impacted by this pandemic, either directly or indirectly.

In support of public health efforts to limit the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, and in compliance with New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order, the Manchester Historic Association remains closed to the public through May 4. All events and programs during that time will be rescheduled. A decision on rescheduling later events, including the Historic Preservation Awards, will be made in the coming weeks.

We look forward to resuming our normal hours of operation and will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS). 

Please continue to do your part to follow public health and social distancing recommendations and encourage others to do the same. The sooner our collective action has an impact, the sooner we will be able to return to normalcy.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions and concerns. We thank you for your support and patience and look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen!
Thank you,
Trustees and Staff
Manchester Historic Association
History at Home
During this time of adjustments to our schedules and routines, many parents are put into the role of teacher. Although the museum is temporarily closed, the MHA would like to offer free resources for parents to share with their children to learn a little Manchester history.

We will be posting a new activity every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You can access all worksheets on our website and through our Facebook page.

Below are the first two worksheets:

Also, be sure to check out our mobile tour of the Millyard Museum. The tour consists of 18 different stops in the museum's permanent Woven In Time exhibit. Each stop features original audio, historic imagery, and a written introduction about the exhibit. The stops expand on one aspect of the story, providing detail that visitors wouldn't otherwise learn about. 

The tour is available at for viewing and people can use their personal smartphones and tablets from anywhere to access the content. 

2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibit Opening:
Manchester's Urban Ponds: Past, Present, and Future

Millyard Museum 
FREE Admission

Note: This year's Annual Meeting will be combined with the Manchester's Urban Ponds Exhibit Opening. We will be announcing a new date for this event in the coming weeks. 

This year’s Annual Meeting will begin with the business meeting of the Manchester Historic Association and will be followed by the opening of a new exhibit about both the history and future of Manchester's ponds.

Although ponds may not be the first thing one thinks about in Manchester, the Queen City has several ponds that have played an important role in the area’s history. More recently, the Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration Program, established in 2000, has led cleanup efforts to help return the city’s ponds to their historic uses. This exhibit looks at the history of several of Manchester’s urban ponds, including Crystal Lake, Dorrs Pond, Maxwell Pond, Nutts Pond, Pine Island Pond, and Stevens Pond and celebrates the accomplishments of the Urban Ponds Restoration Program over the last 20 years. 

Sponsored by City of Manchester, Department of Public Works, Environmental Protection Division 

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.  
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