News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
April 22, 2020
In This Issue
1. History at Home Worksheets
2. Covid-19 Journal Project
3. Virtual Tour of Millyard Museum
4. Online Museum Shop
5. Heritage Fund
6. MHA Collections Database
7. 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibit Opening: Manchester's Urban Ponds
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!
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!

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.

Online Museum Shop

Although the Millyard Museum Shop is currently closed, there are several items still available to order online. Looking for a good book to read about Manchester? Check out our book selection here.

We also have several Manchester ornaments still available, including last year's Central High School/Lincoln Statue, which could make a great gift for a Central High graduate!

If you place an order, please allow extra time for the order to be filled and shipped. Thank you for your support!
Heritage Fund
Thank you to everyone who has continued to show their support to the MHA in the midst of this pandemic. We appreciate your support!

If you are able, please consider making a gift to our Heritage Fund . Your generosity enables the Association to continue to collect, preserve, and share Manchester's history as we prepare to reopen.
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.
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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