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MHA Historic Preservation Awards

Events

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.

 

MHALOGOcolorThe Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Historic Preservation Awards. 

The 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.

For 30 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 largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.

If you are interested in nominating a person, organization or business for a Historic Preservation Award, please complete the HPA 2023 Nomination Form.  The deadline for receiving nominations for the 2023 Awards is December 3, 2022.  

Details about the 31st Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be announced in the coming months.  

The People's Sculptor: The Life and Works of John Rogers

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

Lincoln Statue

John Rogers (1829 – 1904) was both a talented artist and successful businessman whose statuary "groups" were very popular in the late nineteenth century. Called “The People’s Sculptor”, he was the first American sculptor to mass produce his work and worked mostly in plaster to make his sculptures more affordable. He sold as many as 80,000 sculptures during his lifetime and effectively brought the art of sculpture to the American middle class. 

Rogers got his start as a sculptor in Manchester while working as a mechanic in the machine shop of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company from 1850 to 1856.  In his free time, he began modeling with clay that he found near the Merrimack River in Hooksett, which led to his career as a sculptor. Towards the end of his career, he gave one of his finest works, a seated statue of Abraham Lincoln, to the City of Manchester as a gift. This exhibit celebrates Rogers and his art, and looks at the important influence Manchester had in his life. 

"The People's Sculptor" will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through October 29, 2022.


 
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The 30th Annual Historic Preservation Awards, held on September 8 at Manchester Community College, was a great success, enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you to everyone who came and to all of our sponsors for making the event possible!
 
Our lead sponsor was RBC Wealth Management – The Boulanger Wealth Management Group and dessert sponsors were Brady Sullivan Properties, Eastern Bank, Eversource, Southern New Hampshire University, and St. Mary's Bank.
Please click here to see the Program Book and a complete list of sponsors.
 
The 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.  For 30 years, more than 230 recipients have been recognized for a wide variety of preservation efforts in 40 different categories. The annual event is the MHA’s  largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.  


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We are excited to announce that Millyard Museum field trips are back in full swing! Join us for many options for school and social group trips for all grade levels. Perfect for not only public school classes but also summer camps, girl/boy scout troops, youth groups and homeschoolers.

 For more information please visit https://manchesterhistoric.org/millyard-museum/educational-programs 

To book a school group or field trip please contact our Museum Educator Kristy Ellsworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 603.622.7531 ex 303

 

TWO GREAT EXPERIENCES IN ONE HISTORIC MILL BUILDING!

Pine Island
Now you can visit both the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center at 200 Bedford Street in Manchester, NH with one pass for only $15!
 

Purchase your Super Saturday Dual Pass at either location.

The pass is valid for:
Same day admission on Saturdays only
Individuals age 12 and up

Please Note:
Admission for ages 4-11 is $10 at SEE, and free at Millyard Museum
Admission for ages 3 and under is free at both locations
Check for current hours at each location

Don't forget...Members of the Manchester Historic Association and the SEE Science Center receive free reciprocal admission any time!

 

Super Saturday Dual Pass

TWO GREAT EXPERIENCES IN ONE HISTORIC MILL BUILDING! Now you can visit both the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center at 200 Bedford Street in M...

Now on Exhibit: The People's Sculptor

The People's Sculptor: The Life and Works of John Rogers In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a...

30th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

  The 30th Annual Historic Preservation Awards, held on September 8 at Manchester Community College, was a great success, enjoyed by all who atte...

Millyard Museum Field Trips are back!

We are excited to announce that Millyard Museum field trips are back in full swing! Join us for many options for school and social group trips for al...

Now Accepting Historic Preservation Award Nominations

The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Historic Preservation Awards.  The Historic Preservation Awards pro...