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Exhibits

Woven In Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls

A Permanent Exhibit at the Millyard Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Included with museum admission

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See the stone tools of the Paleo-Indians who fished at Amoskeag Falls  thousands of years ago, learn how raw cotton was made into cloth during the Industrial Revolution, and stroll under the lighted arches of Elm Street during its heyday. Learn how the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company developed its famous “mile of mills” and how it shaped Manchester into the largest planned city in New England. Discover what life was like for the people who came here from many different countries to start new lives. The city’s stories are told through creative and colorful displays of original artifacts, documents and photographs, as well as murals and multi-media presentations.

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New features of the exhibit include the Ashland No. 1 Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine, manufactured by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1871, and the Manchester Wall of Fame, an interactive panel that showcases 48 individuals from Manchester who have made a lasting impact.

Special Exhibit:
Doctor's Orders: Public Health in Manchester

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.

 1982.066.018From smallpox to polio to the current issues facing the city, this exhibit highlights the organizations that have fought to keep Manchester healthy. 

On exhibit through June 24.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Exhibit Catalogs from two past exhibits can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

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People You Should Know...Portraits from the Collection - PDF of exhibit handout

 Featuring fifteen portraits of men and women from Manchester by artists including  Edward L. Custer, Burris Jenkins, Jr., Henry W. Herrick, Sidney Dickerson, George Soule, and Omer T. Lassonde.

 

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 New Hampshire Landscapes - Paintings from the Permanent Collection  - PDF of exhibit handout

Featuring ten landscape paintings depicting scenes of Manchester and other areas of New Hampshire. Among the locations represented are Lake Massabesic, the Uncanoonuc Mountains, Rock Rimmon, and the Presidential Range. Several paintings also depict some of Manchester’s historical buildings, including the P. C. Cheney Paper Mill, the Smyth Mansion, the City Farm, and the Amoskeag Train Station.  Local artists whose works are represented in the exhibit include Edward L. Custer, Henry W. Herrick, Omer T. Lassonde, Arch McDonnell, Frank French, and L. Luthy.

Visitor Orientation Center For the Amoskeag Millyard Scenic & Cultural Byway

Open most days during business hours

Free and open to the public (museum admission not required)

visitor orientation centerThe Visitor Orientation Center features artifacts from the MHA collection, giant photo murals of the millyard at its height, and maps. The center introduces visitors to Manchester, the historic Amoskeag Millyard and the New Hampshire Scenic and Cultural Byway System.

 

Please note: The Manchester Historic Association is closed on some national holidays. Please call (603) 622-7531 with any questions.

2017 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Millyard Museum - FREE Admission  This year's Annual Meeting will begin with the business mee...

Open Doors Arts and Culture Tour

Thursday, April 27, 2017 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    FREE Admission Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums in...

Blood Drive

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Join us for an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Millyard Museum!  All donors will get free...

Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music

Saturday, March 25, 20171:00 p.m.Millyard MuseumFREE and open to the public Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the advent...

Now on Exhibit

Doctor's Orders: Public Health in Manchester In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m....

Fire Engine Day

Saturday, April 22, 201710:30 a.m.Millyard MuseumIncluded with admission to the museum (kids under 12 admitted free!) It's practically universal - ki...