News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
December 4, 2020
In This Issue
1. MHA Silent Auction 2020
2. Holiday Open House 2020
3. 2020-2021 Annual Appeal Campaign
4. 2021 MHA Calendar
5. 2020 Holiday Ornament
6. Historic Preservation Award Nominations
7. Manchester's Urban Ponds Exhibit
MHA Silent Auction 2020


Over 40 items!

Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets
The Manchester Historic Association's annual silent auction will be held online this year through Facebook.

The auction will run for ten days from today (Friday December 4th) through Monday December 14th.

To participate, click on the link above and select "join group". You may need to refresh your screen to see the content. If you have any trouble joining the group, please email

Each item listed will have a minimum bid. Please comment with the dollar amount you would like to bid, increasing each bid by $5. (For example, if an item is listed with a minimum bid of $100, just reply $100. If you would like to increase your bid, reply $105 and so on...)

All items can be picked up at the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford Street in Manchester) beginning on Tuesday December 15th. If you cannot pick up your item, we can arrange shipping (at your cost).  

Thank you for supporting this event and our organization. HAPPY BIDDING!
Holiday Open House 2020 - TOMORROW!
Saturday, December 5, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy time spent with your neighbors, family and friends on this festive day of shopping and fun family activities in the Millyard Museum.

  • Shop for the holidays in the Museum Shop, featuring historical books, locally made products, our 2021 historic Manchester calendar and unique collectible brass ornaments including the new "Rock Rimmon" ornament 

  • Members of the Manchester Historic Association receive an extra 10% discount this day only (at least 20% off all shop items).

  • Free Admission!
  • Children's Holiday crafts (socially distanced)
  • View items in our online auction
  • Last chance to see the exhibit "Manchester's Urban Ponds"

* Masks and social distancing are required *
2020-2021 Annual Appeal Campaign

2021 marks the 125th Anniversary of the Manchester Historic Association. Founded in 1896, the organization has been dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing Manchester's history ever since.

As we near the end of 2020, we want to say how thankful we are for all of our members and supporters, especially during these challenging times. 

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.   
In this season of giving, please consider making a donation to the MHA's Heritage Fund through our Annual Appeal. 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. 
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
2020 Holiday Ornament
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce this year's holiday ornament featuring Rock Rimmon.

The ornament features a colorized depiction of Rock Rimmon, an important Manchester landmark and arguably the city’s most recognizable geological feature.

Each year the Manchester Historic Association produces an original, limited edition brass-plated ornament that celebrates Manchester's history. These unique, detailed ornaments are handcrafted in the United States by the same company that makes the annual White House Holiday Ornament. They make perfect Christmas tree decorations or gifts for the holidays and for many other occasions. Each comes in a decorative box. 
These ornaments are available for $25.00 in the Millyard Museum Shop as well as at the MHA Research Center. The 2020 ornaments, as well as a limited number of ornaments from past years, can also be purchased online.   
Historic Preservation Award Nominations
The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Historic Preservation Awards.  
The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City.
Over 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.
If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA 2021 Nomination Form by December 15.
Details about the 29th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be announced in the coming months. 
Manchester's Urban Ponds - Exhibit Open!
Manchester’s Urban Ponds: Past, Present, and Future

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

Don't miss your last chance to see this exhibit - closes tomorrow!

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 

"Manchester's Urban Ponds: Past, Present, and Future" will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through December 5.
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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