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For advanced registration, please contact the Millyard Museum at (603) 622-7531, or by mail at 200 Bedford Street, Suite 103, Manchester, NH 03101. Or, drop by the reception desk at either the Millyard Museum or the Research Center during open hours. You may also register by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that credit card payments cannot be accepted via e-mail, but may be made over the telephone at (603) 622-7531.

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Millyard Museum
FREE ADMISSION

Millyard ViewWithin each brick room of Manchester's Millyard, there echoes a great story. Of entrepreneurism, ingenuity and leadership. Join us Jan. 22 at the Millyard Museum from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM for a listening session of these tales, along with a beer tasting with Great North Aleworks.

Ralph Sidore will share the rise of Pandora Industries, his family's business which settled in Manchester in 1940. Ralph's mother, May (Blum) Sidore Gruber was the CEO of Pandora and was once dubbed "the Mother of Modern Manchester."

At its peak, Pandora turned out 60,000 knitted sweaters a week, and the company played a key role in bringing Manchester back from the economic brink following the 1936 bankruptcy of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.

 Sponsored by the Manchester Historic Association and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.  Click here to register.

 

Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 a.m. - noon
Free Admission

Russian Immigrant Movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brownies - 1974-125-024Saturday, February 9, 2019
Presented by historian Ed Brouder
11:00 a.m. 
Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum
Free to members of the Manchester Historic Association
Pre-registration is requested - Please call (603)622-7531

As the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company's textile mills were being constructed along the Merrimack River, stone was needed to build the foundations of the massive buildings. In 1873 a quarry was opened atop Company Hill (also known as Oak Hill and still later as Derryfield Park). Tons of granite was dragged from the Amoskeag Ledge down Blodget Street by teams of oxen – until the day the quarry began filling with water from an underground spring. The Ledge began its second life as a popular 1920s swimming attraction, especially for a group of year-round swimmers known as the Brownies. Their exhibitions and daring dive routines attracted thousands of spectators. The Ledge also had a dark side – claiming at least ten victims in its 60-foot deep waters. Eventually the Ledge was donated to the City of Manchester but the swimming hole wasn't closed until 1983...largely because of Nora Kennard Jones who owned half of the land. Learn about the Ledge...remember the Brownies...and discover a powerful 20th century socialite in this illustrated talk by local historian Ed Brouder.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Free  with Admission

spanning time coverSpanning Time introduces the first complete photographic collection of New Hampshire covered bridges (1983–2017). The book also includes a history of The Old Man of the Mountain and some of the last photographs from the year before he fell in 2003. The covered bridge is an intrinsic part of our New England heritage. This unique “silver-print” photographic collection by Irene E. DuPont allows each individual structure to be admired in its natural setting.

Irene E. DuPont received her B.A. from Notre Dame College, attended the Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Hallmark Institute of Photography, and summer sessions at the Maine Photographic Workshop. She was a faculty member of the Nashua School District for thirty-five years and taught in both the public and private sectors. In 1993 she was a recipient for a C-SPAN National Teacher of the Year Award for “Innovative Use of Cable in the Classroom.” Irene is a juried member of both the Craftworkers Guild of Bedford, New Hampshire, and New Hampshire Made.

A talented and prolific artist, she has had numerous one-woman shows in New England. The most outstanding was at the rotunda of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Time Warner Communications.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Millyard Museum - FREE Admission 

This year’s1970.033.022 Annual Meeting will begin with the business meeting of the Manchester Historic Association and will be followed by a short talk by Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski, “The Shoe Industry in Manchester".  Kilcrease and Lazdowski are professors at UNH Manchester and are writing a book on Manchester's shoe industry.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by calling (603) 622-7531 or by e-mail at hThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

MHALOGOcolorThe Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City.

Over 26 years, more than 230 recipients have been recognized for a wide variety of preservation efforts in 40 different categories. The annual event has become the MHA’s single largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.

The 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held on May 21, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Albuquerque has been named this year's Honorary Chair.  Click here to read a press release about Matt.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!  Click here to view the sponsorship form.

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MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

2019 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association

Tuesday, April 16, 20195:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Millyard Museum - FREE Admission  This year’s Annual Meeting will begin with the business meeting of...

Stories of the Millyard

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.Millyard MuseumFREE ADMISSION Within each brick room of Manchester's Millyard, there echoes a great story. O...

Book Signing and Author Lecture: Spanning Time: New Hampshire's covered Bridges and the Old Man of the Mountain

Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Free  with Admission Spanning Time introduces the first complete photographic collection of N...

The Amoskeag Ledge

Saturday, February 9, 2019 Presented by historian Ed Brouder 11:00 a.m. Included with regular admission to the Millyard MuseumFree to members of...

Lecture and Movie: From Russia with Math

Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:00 a.m. - noonFree Admission                      

27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations who have made significant co...