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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.

 

Manchester’s Urban Ponds: Past, Present, and Future

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

Pine IslandAlthough ponds may not be the first thing one thinks about in Manchester, the Queen City has several ponds that have played an important role in the area’s history.  More recently, the Manchester Urban Ponds Restoration Program, established in 2000, has led cleanup efforts to help return the city’s ponds to their historic uses. This exhibit looks at the history of several of Manchester’s urban ponds, including Crystal Lake, Dorrs Pond, Maxwell Pond, Nutts Pond, Pine Island Pond, and Stevens Pond and celebrates the accomplishments of the Urban Ponds Restoration Program over the last 20 years. 

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"Manchester's Urban Ponds: Past, Present, and Future" will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through November 28.
 
 
 

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Thursday August 13th, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Valley Cemetery

 $10 Manchester Historic Association members - $15 General Public 
Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited! Please purchase tickets by clicking the link below.

Join us for an interactive evening tour of the Valley Cemetery.  Partnering with the Majestic Theatre, live actors will engage guests in the telling of first person accounts of some of Manchester's most prominent citizens, including Governor Frederick Smyth and businessman Aretas Blood. 

Meet at the stone chapel near the Pine Street entrance.  Guests will be divided into small groups.  Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required. 

EVENT SOLD OUT!   PLEASE CALL (603) 622-7531 TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON A WAITING LIST.

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Over the past few months, the MHA has been producing worksheets about Manchester history. We hope that these free resources can be used to teach children (and adults!) about the rich history of Manchester and her people.

New activities will continue to be posted weekly. You can access all worksheets on our website and through our Facebook page.

Below are links to several worksheets. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for new ones!

 


Mattie Knight
Levi Strauss
Abraham Lincoln
Ezekiel Straw
Abenaki
Passaconaway
John Stark
Child Labor
Cotton
Easter in Manchester
Water Power
Frank P. Carpenter
Nehemiah Bean
James Weston
May Gruber
Bob Montana
Ralph Baer
Frederick Smyth
Flood of 1936
Fly Wheel Disaster
Hurricane of 1938
Lucien Gosselin
Dean Kamen
Aretas Blood
Henry Herrick
Edward Custer
John Rogers
Alonzo Elliott
Betty George
Patricia Racette
George Soule
Lisa Fletcher

 

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We are excited to announce that the Manchester Historic Association has reopened to the public!
 
We are looking forward to welcoming people back. Please read below to learn the steps we are taking, in accordance with the Governor's Economic Reopening Taskforce and CDC guidelines, to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. 
 
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we begin the reopening process!
 
Millyard Museum
 
· All guests are asked to use ONLY the Commercial Street entrance to the building and remain only on the first floor during your visit. At times, the entrance may be locked, even during our open hours. If you are trying to visit the museum during our normal operating hours and the exterior door is locked, please ring the doorbell or call the Museum’s main line (603-622-7531) and someone will let you in.
 
· Masks are required for visitors, volunteers, and staff (while in common areas). Masks are available at the front desk for those who need them.
 
· People are required to maintain social distancing of 6 feet inside the museum. A one-way flow through the museum will be followed to facilitate social distancing.
 
· The restrooms immediately outside the museum entrance have been designated for Millyard Museum guests only. Surfaces will be cleaned regularly throughout the day, and professionally cleaned daily.
 
· A limit of 30 visitors maximum inside the museum at any time will be maintained.  
 
· A plexi glass shield has been installed at the admissions desk and cashless transactions are encouraged. 
 
· Hand sanitizer is readily available at the admissions desk and in the building lobby.
 
· Common use surfaces, including door handles, push buttons, and phones, will be cleaned and disinfected every two hours. 
 
· Many interactive components of the exhibits have been temporarily removed to minimize contact.
 
· The Museum shop is also open. Please maintain social distancing while in the shop. 
 
Research Center
 
Those wishing to visit our Research Center can do so by appointment only. Appointment times will be limited to 2-hour time blocks between 10am and 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. There will be a maximum of 3 researchers allowed at a time. 
 
· Masks are required for visitors, volunteers, and staff (while in common areas).
 
· Hand sanitizer is readily available at the admissions desk.
 
· Common use surfaces, including door handles and tables will be cleaned and disinfected every two hours. 
 
People should not enter our facilities if they:
 
· Are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have a fever of 100.4 degrees.
 
· Have had close contact with someone who is suspected or confirmed to have had COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
 
· Have traveled in the past 14 days 1) outside the United States, 2) by cruise ship, or 3) on public transportation outside of New Hampshire, Maine, or Vermont.
 
 
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions and concerns. Call 622-7531 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We thank you for your support and patience and look forward to welcoming you back!

Thank you,

Trustees and Staff
Manchester Historic Association

 

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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.

Over 27 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.

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This year's Preservation Awards will be a virtual event.  A video is in production, and the launch date for the event will be announced shortly. 

Please click here to see a slideshow of this year's event sponsors. 

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor:

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Manchester Historic Association Is Open!

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