News from the Manchester Historic Association
Collect, Preserve, Share
December 4, 2019
In This Issue
1. Holiday Open House and Silent Auction
2. Lecture: The Company That Built Manchester
3. Annual Appeal Campaign
4. Now on Exhibit: Manchester and the Path to the Presidency
5. 2020 Manchester Calendars
6. 2019 Holiday Ornament
Holiday Open House and Silent Auction
Don't forget to join us this Saturday for our annual Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum! This year will also feature a silent auction of over 50 different items that will make great gifts!

And make sure you stop and see Santa and Mrs. Claus who will be visiting the Museum from 10:30 to noon!
Lecture: The Company That Built Manchester
Saturday, December 7, 2019
2:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Millyard Museum 
FREE Admission

As part of the MHA's Holiday Open House, MHA Director of Operations Jeff Barraclough will present a talk about the history of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. 
The creation and growth of Manchester is primarily the legacy of one entity: the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. This lecture looks at the origins of Amoskeag, how it developed, and its lasting legacy, which has extended long past the compay's closing in 1935. It also looks at the founding of the Manchester Historic Association and how it became a repository for the history of the Amoskeag Company.

2019-2020 Annual Appeal Campaign
The Manchester Historic Association is in the midst of our Annual Appeal drive. Gifts to the Heritage Fund make it possible for the MHA to operate the Millyard Museum and Amherst Street Research Center, provide educational programs to school groups in Manchester and beyond, continue to offer fresh new exhibits, and maintain the Association's important collection of artifacts and documents pertaining to Manchester's history.   
 In this season of giving, please consider giving to the MHA's Heritage Fund through our Annual Appeal. No gift is too big or too small and all donations are tax deductible! Your support makes it possible to continue to tell Manchester's story through our exhibits and programs. Click here or mail your gift to the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101. 
Now on Exhibit:
Manchester and the Path to the Presidency
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

Every four years, Manchester is visited by numerous presidential candidates, campaigning in the New Hampshire Primary. This year, the Millyard Museum is showcasing a chronological history of this process through images of candidates through the years as they engaged with Manchester voters in their homes, on the streets and in the many iconic watering holes that are the lifeblood of so many campaigns.

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, you're certain to see some of your favorite candidates - Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama - as they meet with your friends and neighbors in their quest to win election to our nation's highest office. We believe Manchester is the crucible of the Presidential Primary process in New Hampshire, and with this exhibit, we demonstrate our pivotal role in American political history.

On exhibit through February 29, 2020

Thank you to our Exhibit Sponsor!
2020 Manchester Calendars

The Manchester Historic Association is selling 2020 calendars featuring historic images of Manchester from the MHA collection.

Be sure to stop by the Millyard Museum or MHA Research Center and check them out! These make great gifts for all your family and friends who love Manchester history!

2019 Holiday Ornament
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce this year's holiday ornament featuring the Lincoln Monument and Manchester Central High School .

The ornament features the Abraham Lincoln Monument in front of the Central High School Classical Building. The statue was designed by sculptor John Rogers and dedicated in 1910. Manchester Central High School is the oldest public high school in the state of New Hampshire, founded in 1846. The Classical Building was opened in 1897. 
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 Manchester City Library. The 2019 ornaments, as well as a limited number of ornaments from past years, can also be purchased online .   

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.  
The Millyard Museum is located at 200 Bedford Street in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Research Center is located at 129 Amherst Street in the Victory Park Historic District. The Research Center is open to the public on Saturdays 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Admission for both facilities is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (62 and over) and for college students, $4 for children 12-18, and free for children under 12. Group rates are available. Please call (603) 622-7531 for more information, or visit the website .
Thank you to our Business Partners!
Key Supporters
Robert J. Boulanger, Financial Advisor
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To learn more about being a Business Partner with the Manchester Historic Association, click here or call (603) 622-7531
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