News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
May 20, 2021
In This Issue
1 Brodskys to Co-Chair Historic Preservation Awards
2 MHA Names Preservation Award Recipients
3 Millyard Museum Seeks Photos for QC Athletic Hall of Fame exhibit
4 2020 Annual Report
5 Pandora by Design - Exhibit Now Open!
6 Manchester Trivia Question
Brodskys to Co-Chair Historic Preservation Awards;
Event to be held Sept. 8 at Rex Theatre
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
4:30 p.m.

We at the Manchester Historic Association are proud to announce that Joan and Howard Brodsky are making history as the first-ever husband-and-wife co-chairs for our 29th Annual Historic Preservation Awards, to be held September 8 at the re-imagined Rex Theater.

The Brodskys have a profound impact on our community. Howard is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of CCA Global in Manchester’s Millyard, and was recently named Business Leader of the Decade by Business NH Magazine. Meanwhile, Joan is the founder of the New Hampshire Dance Collaborative and has served as Vice Chair of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire, and as a trustee at Canterbury Shaker Village.

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Preservation Award Recipients Named by MHA
The Manchester Historic Association (MHA) has selected five honorees for its 29th Annual Historic Preservation Awards, including a City Landmark Award for the restoration of the Casimir Pulaski statue in Pulaski Park.
The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City. 
In addition to the Pulaski project, the Historic Preservation Award honorees are:
  • 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)
  • Individual Achievement Award
Past MHA Board Chair Edward Brouder

Join us in honoring these worthy recipients at our Historic Preservation Awards on September 8 at the Rex Theatre. For more information, call 603-622-7531.

Millyard Museum Seeking Photos for Upcoming
Queen City Athletic Hall of Fame Exhibit
The Millyard Museum has recently acquired the commemorative plaque from the Queen City Athletic Hall of Fame and is seeking photographs of the many honorees who were recognized by the organization from 1989-2009.

“Our plan is to mount the plaque in our Discovery Gallery and surround it with an array of photos from the many honorees in their athletic hey-day,” said John Clayton, executive director of the Manchester Historic Association. "Since there is no existing repository for these photos, we've embarked upon a serious search to create one for the exhibit."

To submit photos for the exhibit, email

To learn more, click here.
2020 Annual Report

The Manchester Historic Association's 2020 Annual Report is now available! Please click on the above link to view or download the report.  

Print copies of the report are also available at the front desks of the Millyard Museum and Research Center and can be mailed upon request.

We hope you enjoy reading about some of the highlights from the past year!

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!

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?
Last Month's Trivia Question: Three streets on Manchester's West Side memorialize individuals who signed the document that contains the words "We hold these truths to be self-evident." The streets are fittingly next to each other..

QUESTION: What are the names of the streets?

ANSWER : Whipple, Bartlett and Thornton Streets are named for the New Hampshire signers of the Declaration of Independence, William Whipple, Josiah Bartlett and Matthew Thornton.
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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