News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
June 3, 2021
In This Issue
1 NH Gives 2021 launches June 8 at 5 p.m.
2 Preservation Awards to be held Sept. 8 at the Rex Theatre
3 Jeff Barraclough accepts position at Moffatt-Ladd House
4 NH Heritage Museum Trail Passports
5 Pandora by Design - Exhibit Now Open!
6 Manchester Trivia Question
MHA to take part in statewide, non-profit fundraiser
NH Gives 2021 beginning June 8

NH Gives - hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits - is the state's largest day-of-giving, bringing together hundreds of nonprofits and tens of thousands of donors to raise as much money and awareness as possible for the causes served by New Hampshire's nonprofit sector.

It runs from 5 p.m. on June 8 until 5 p.m. on June 9, and that 24-hour window enables Granite Staters to give back to the nonprofits that give so much to our communities every day.

We at the Manchester Historic Association are proud to be a part of this unified to celebrate New Hampshire non-profits and hope you will demonstrate your support for our efforts to collect, preserve and share Manchester history!

To make a donation or to view the MHA's NH Gives 2021 profile page, click here.

Historic Preservation Award to be held September 8
Have you purchased your tickets for the 29th Annual Historic Preservation Awards?

The event will be held Sept. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at the re-imagined Rex Theatre, which was a recipient of a 2020 Preservation Award for Development of a Cultural Resource. In celebration of the MHA's 125th anniversary, the pre-event cocktail reception will be held at the Research Center at 129 Amherst Street.

Over the course of the previous 28 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. This year, the event will recognize the following award recipients:

  • Individual Achievement Award
Past MHA Board Chair and perennial HPA host Edward W. Brouder, Jr. (pictured above)

  • City Landmark Award
The City of Manchester for the restoration of the Casimir Pulaski statue in Pulaski Park.
  • Homeowner’s Award
The McLaughlin Family; For restoration of their home at 176 Walnut Street

  • Community Leadership & Advocacy Award
The “Save the Chandler House” Initiative

  • Adaptive Reuse Award
267 Wilson Street LLC (the former Hoitt Furniture building)
For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets for the event, click here. For more information, call 603-622-7531.
MHA's Jeff Barraclough to Direct Moffatt-Ladd House
After 10 years of service to the MHA, Director of Operations Jeff Barraclough has accepted a position as Executive Director of the Moffatt-Ladd House in Portsmouth.

"It has been an honor working at the Manchester Historic Association for the past ten years," Barraclough said. "I am so very appreciative of all the support I have received from the Association, its members, and Manchester community.

"While I am looking forward to new opportunities" he added, "I will always be a supporter and friend of the MHA and look forward to attending many events and programs in the future."

In fact, Barraclough has already agreed to serve as guest curator for an upcoming exhibit on the work of renowned sculptor John Rogers. We wish him the best!
NH Heritage Museum Trail Passports
The New Hampshire Heritage Museum Trail has launched a Trail Passport Program which allows you to experience 18 different museums. Passports ($150 value) are available for purchase at each participating museum for only $25.

The Trail Passport provides buyers with one free admission ticket to 18 of the museums that are part of the museum trail.

The Passport is good for one person for one year from the date of purchase, and is non-transferable. The Passport includes brief summaries of the museums, organized by location and category that can be stamped upon entry.

The Millyard Museum is pleased to be taking part in this program! Passports can only be purchased at participating museums: 

Albacore Park (Portsmouth), American Independence Museum (Exeter), Aviation Museum of NH (Manchester), Canterbury Shaker Village, Castle in the Clouds (Moultonborough), Currier Museum of Art (Manchester), Lake Winnipesaukee Museum (Laconia), Lee Scouting Museum (Manchester), Libby Museum (Wolfeboro), Millyard Museum (Manchester), Museum of the White Mountains (Plymouth), NH Boat Museum (Wolfeboro), NH Historical Society (Concord), Portsmouth Historical Society, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm (Tamworth), Strawbery Banke (Portsmouth), Woodman Museum (Dover), and the Wright Museum of World War II (Wolfeboro). 

Pandora Exhibit Now Open!
Pandora by Design: Sweaters from the Millyard

In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Included with museum admission

In 1940 Pandora Industries relocated to Manchester from New York City, and for the next several decades became one of the major employers of the Queen City with as many as 1,000 people working for the company. Pandora maintained itself as a major sweater and sportswear maker, making as many as 60,000 sweaters per week, and was one of the last textile manufacturers to operate in Manchester's Millyard.

This new exhibit at the Millyard Museum showcases a recently acquired collection of Pandora sweaters and designs as well as part of the iconic sign that stood atop the Pandora Mill building for approximately 50 years.

"Pandora by Design: Sweaters from the Millyard" will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through August 31, 2021
Manchester Trivia Question
Do you know your Manchester history? Check back in the next newsletter for the answer to this question!

In 1897, a prominent Manchester resident received U.S. Patent No. 589.578 for an invention he called a "Sausage Linking Machine" for "parting,linking or dividing a filled sausage casing into connected sausages of the desired length."

Question: Can you name this inventor?
Last Month's Trivia Question: The Manchester Boys Club, today serving both boys and girls, was founded in 1905. Its Board President in 1915 and 1916 was Richard Davis.

QUESTION: How did he make history at his very first Board Meeting?

ANSWER: He broke the glass ceiling, in that the four prior Presidents were all women, since the club had been founded 10 years earlier by the Federation of Women’s Clubs..
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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