News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
December 30, 2020
In This Issue
1. 2020-2021 Annual Appeal Campaign
2. Announcing a New Digital Resource
3. Holiday Hours
4. 2021 MHA Calendar
5. New Exhibit Coming Soon...
2020-2021 Annual Appeal Campaign

Thank you to all of our members, friends, and supporters who have contributed to our Annual Appeal campaign. Thanks to your generosity, we are only $4,000 away from our goal of $35,000!

If you have not yet had a chance to contribute, please consider a gift to the MHA's Heritage Fund through our Annual Appeal.

Your support makes it possible for the MHA to operate the Millyard Museum and Research Center, provide educational programs to school groups in Manchester and beyond (including virtual programs), continue to offer fresh new exhibits, maintain the Association's important collection of artifacts and documents pertaining to Manchester's history, and provided needed maintenance to our historic Amherst Street building.  

2021 marks the 125th Anniversary of the Manchester Historic Association. Your support will make it possible for us to continue to tell Manchester's story for the next 125 years!

Please click here or mail your gift to the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101. 
Announcing a New Digital Resource
Goodwin Funeral Home Records

The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce the beginning of a finding aid for funeral records of the Goodwin Funeral Home.

A few years ago, the Goodwin Funeral Home donated their death return records to the Manchester Historic Association. These documents record information about individuals whose funerals were managed by the Goodwin Funeral Home, spanning the years 1874 to 1969. Information includes date and place of death, residence at time of death, cause of death, occupation, names of parents, and place of internment.

This valuable resource has been digitized by the Northeast Document Conservation Center through a generous anonymous gift to the MHA. Since that time, MHA volunteers have been developing a finding aid, organized alphabetical by last name, but which can also be searched by first name and, when applicable, maiden name. A finding aid for all death returns from 1951 to 1965 has been completed and can now be accessed from our website by clicking here.

Please be aware that this continues to be a work in progress and the finding aid will be expanded as more years are completed. If you have any questions or would like a digital copy of a specific death return listed in the finding aid, please email

Holiday Hours

Wishing a New Year filled with
Peace, Health, and Happiness!

Please note: 

The Millyard Museum will be closed on
Friday, January 1.    

2021 MHA Calendar

Stroll down memory lane every month with this exclusive calendar from the Manchester Historic Association! The calendar features 12 images from our vast photographic collection, printed on high quality glossy photo paper. Makes a great gift! Only $10.00!

Purchase your calendar online or at the following locations:

  • Millyard Museum - 200 Bedford Street, Manchester
  • MHA Research Center - 129 Amherst Street, Manchester
New Exhibit Coming Soon...
Pandora by Design: Sweaters from the Millyard

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 the last textile manufacturer to operate in Manchester's Millyard.

The newest exhibit at the Millyard Museum will showcase 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.

Coming March 1 - more details coming soon!
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
Silver Partners
Bronze Partners
To learn more about being a Business Partner with the Manchester Historic Association, click here or call (603) 622-7531
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