News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
May 4, 2020
In This Issue
1. Support MHA on Giving Tuesday
2. 2019 Annual Report
3. History at Home Worksheets
4. Amazon Smile
5. Covid-19 Journal Project
6. Virtual Tour of Millyard Museum
7. MHA Collections Database

Thank you to all our friends and community partners for your support during this time. Included in this newsletter are several ways you can explore Manchester's history while the Millyard Museum and Research Center are closed.

We also encourge you to regularly check our Facebook page for more updates and our YouTube channel for past MHA tours, programs, and a variety of other videos related to Manchester history.

We miss you and look forward to welcoming you back to the Millyard Museum and Research Center soon!
Support MHA on #GivingTuesdayNow
#GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, will take place tomorrow, May 5, as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. This global threat presents an opportunity for all of us to come together as a community. Every act of generosity counts and we thank you for your support and your dedication to Manchester's history. We couldn't do this without you!

Please consider making a gift to the Manchester Historic Association and Millyard Museum today. Your generosity enables the Association to continue to collect, preserve, and share Manchester's history as we prepare to reopen.
Thank you!
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 will also be available at the front desks of the Millyard Museum and Research Center once we reopen.

We hope you enjoy reading about some of the highlights from the past year!
History at Home Worksheets
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 is offering 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 links to several worksheets. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for new ones!
Support MHA through Amazon Smile

Did you know that AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the Manchester Historic Association/Millyard Museum every time you shop, at no cost to you?

When you shop at , you’ll find the exact same prices and selection as , with the added benefit that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Simply go to and use the same log-in and password as your regular Amazon account. Then, find "Manchester Historic Association" listed under charities and select. 

We hope you'll make the Manchester Historic Association/Millyard Museum your non-profit of choice!

COVID-19 Journal Project

The Manchester Historic Association is partnering with the Manchester City Library in a journal project about the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Throughout history, people have been documenting the effects that events such as pandemics have had on their lives. They have written down their thoughts, explained what they are witnessing and the affects on their lives in journals. These journals have become recorded history that are shared with future generations. You can help record today's history by writing down the impact that COVID-19 has had your family, Manchester, New Hampshire and beyond.

The Manchester City Library and the Manchester Historic Association have begun a COVID-19 Journal project. We are inviting the public to keep a journal with their thoughts, feelings and daily happenings as we go through this pandemic together.

Virtual Tour of the Millyard Museum

Did you know you can take a virtual tour of the Millyard Museum? Our mobile 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.

MHA Collections Database
The Manchester Historic Association has been collecting objects, documents, and photographs related to Manchester's history for nearly 125 years. Many of these items, including the entire photograph collection, can be viewed from anywhere through our online catalog.

Click here to view the catalog, which is updated on a regular basis. You can look for something specific using the "Keyword Search" tab or click on the "Random Images" tab to browse the database.

Included in the online catalog is the Manchester Historic Association's postcard collection. You can search archive records for "postcard" to see over 1000 images of historic postcards of Manchester, including images of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, city buildings and churches, street views, Pine Island Park, Lake Massabesic, and much more.
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
Silver Partners
Bronze Partners
To learn more about being a Business Partner with the Manchester Historic Association, click here or call (603) 622-7531
Manchester Historic Association
(603) 622-7531