The Museum Shop features books relating to Mancheter's history and other historical topics. The selection below represents some of the most popular titles. Visit the Museum Shop or call us at (603) 622-7531 to place an order.
The following titles can also be purchased online. Please note a $5.00 shipping charge will be included.
NEW!! Manchester Memories Volume III - The 1970s & 80s
After the overwhelming success of the first two Memories book in 2012 and 2014, the New Hampshire Union Leader is pleased to have again worked with the Manchester Historic Association and the general public to produce a third volume in the Memories series, this time picking up where the previous volume ended and focusing on the 1970s and 1980s. This heirloom-quality, coffee-table book features stunning and nostalgic images of Greater Manchester during these two eventful decades.
The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company: A History of Enterprise on the Merrimack River
By Aurore Eaton
This new book tells the story of the powerful corporation that created the vast mill yard that stretches for over a mile along the banks of the Merrimack River in Manchester. The company's products included the famous Amoskeag ginghams, the denim used to make the first Levis blue jeans, steam locomotives, steam fire engines, and rifle-muskets for the Union Army during the Civil War. The book tells how the Amoskeag developed Manchester as a planned city, and highlights its labor history, including the influx of immigrant workers, the controversial reality of child labor, and the devastating effect of strikes. Published in 2015.
Remembering Manchester - Towering Titans and Unsung Heroes
By John Clayton
Author John Clayton describes thirty-two of the Queen City's most remarkable residents, from Iwo Jima flag raiser Rene Gagnon and fast-food innovator Richard McDonald to lesser-known but equally compelling figures, revealing the essence of Manchester's enduring strength and appeal: its people. Published in 2009.
Manchester on the Merrimack - The Story of a City
By Grace Holbrook Blood
This charmingly written history of Manchester covers all the important topics. It features line drawings and a photo section. Published in 1948, Revised Edition, 1975.
Amoskeag - Life and Work in an American Factory-City
By Tamara K. Hareven & Randolph Langenbach
Published in 1978, this now classic book documents, through oral histories and historic photographs, the social and cultural impact of the textile industry during Manchester's rise as a manufacturing power.
Text by Betty Lessard, edited by Holly Babin
This book presents a selection of historical photographs from the collection of the Manchester Historic Association with descriptive text. 1997.
Franco-American Life & Culture in Manchester New Hampshire
By Robert B. Perreault
A strong sense of unity and tradition frames this fascinating history of Manchester, New Hampshire's Franco-American community. Published in 2010.
Postcard History Series - Manchester
By Robert B. Perreault
Images of Manchester through the medium of vintage postcards. Published in 2005.
By Steve Pearson
A Pictorial History of Manchester's firefrighting history by local historian and firefighter Steve Pearson. Published in 2010.