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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.

 

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Thursday August 15th, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Pine Grove Cemetery

 $10 Manchester Historic Association members - $15 General Public 
Pre-registration is required. Space is very limited! Please call (603)-622-7531.

At this interactive evening tour, live actors will engage guests in the telling of first person accounts of some of Manchester's most prominent citizens, as portrayed by some of the Majestic Theatre's finest actors, including philanthropist Frank P. Carpenter, Broadway star Betty George, Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine Inventor Nehemiah Bean, Gov. James Weston, and Civil War surgeon Esther Hill Hawks. 

Meet at the Ursula Chapel at Pine Grove Cemetery (Calef Road)

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Saturday September 14, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 
Pre-registration is required.  Please call (603)-622-7531.

Local historians Richard Duckoff and Matt Labbe will present their tour of the historic Piscataquog Cemetery, located on Bowman and Milford Streets at the intersection of South Main Street, behind the FaithBridge Church. Originally a private cemetery, Piscatquog is a one acre cemetery acquired by the City of Manchester in 1915. Burials date back as early as the 1820s.  Individuals buried at the cemetery include George McGuire, known as the founder of Labor Day, Grace Holbrook Blood, author of Manchester on the Merrimack,  and education reformer Francis Wayland Parker. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Millyard Museum

FREE Admission

book Manchesters Shoe IndustryJoin authors Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski for a talk and book signing on their new book: Manchester's Shoe Industry.  

Famous for its dominance in textile production, Manchester was also affectionately called “Shoe City.” More than seventy different shoe companies once called Manchester home, and thousands of area residents worked tirelessly to produce some of the best-known shoes in America and throughout the world. The largest manufacturers were the F.M. Hoyt Shoe Company, maker of Beacon Shoes, and the granddaddy of them all, the McElwain Company, known for its popular brands, including the iconic Thom McAn shoes. Authors Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski reveal how these and other Manchester-based shoe shops were vital to the area’s economic and employment prosperity, especially among the immigrant population, as well as how the McElwain Company was an integral part of the Melville Corporation, known today as CVS.

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Manchester and the Path to the Presidency

Exhibit Opening
October 2, 2019

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Millyard Museum

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The exhibit, Manchester and the Path to the Presidency will be unveiled at the Millyard Museum on Wednesday evening, October 2.

Every four years, Manchester is visited by numerous presidential candidates, campaigning in the New Hampshire Primary.  Once again, the Millyard Museum will be showcasing the history of this process through images of candidates through the years as they engaged with Manchester voters in their homes, on the streets and in the many iconic watering holes that are the lifeblood of so many campaigns.

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, you're certain to see some of your favorite candidates - Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama - as they meet with your friends and neighbors in their quest to win election to our nation's highest office. We believe Manchester is the crucible of the Presidential Primary process in New Hampshire, and with this exhibit, we demonstrate our pivotal role in American political history.

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Saturday October 5, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public 
Pre-registration is required.  Please call (603)-622-7531.

Join Executive Director John Clayton on a visual history tour of the Amoskeag Millyard. Home to the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company from 1831-1936, this mile of brick mill buildings housed the behemoth of American industry.

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October 12 & 13, 2019

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$7 per person or $20 per family
$5 per person for MHA members  
Walking tours of the area conducted at 1:00 each day 
Cost for walking tour is included with your admission to the tower.  The cost for the walking tour only is $5 per person.

Parking will be available in front of the Weston Observatory off of Oak Hill Ave. 

We are back this year with another opportunity to climb to the top of the Weston Observatory!  Located behind Derryfield Park, Weston Observatory was built in 1896 in honor of James Adams Weston, a former Mayor of Manchester and Governor of New Hampshire.  The tower stands 66 feet tall, giving an exquisite view of Manchester and the surrounding areas from its observation deck.  Normally closed to the public, the Weston Observatory will be open for just one weekend in October during foliage season.  Picnic tables will be available, so bring a lunch and come enjoy the beautiful fall foliage while experiencing one of Manchester's best kept secrets! Please note that the Observatory is not accessible for people in wheelchairs or who have walking disabilities. 


Weston Observatory Foliage Viewing

One Weekend Only! October 12 & 13, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.$7 per person or $20 per family$5 per person for MHA members  Walking tours of...

A MID-SUMMER NIGHT'S CEMETERY TOUR

Thursday August 15th, 20195:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Pine Grove Cemetery  $10 Manchester Historic Association members - $15 General Public P...

Book Signing and Author Talk: Manchester's Shoe Industry

Thursday, September 19, 20195:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Millyard MuseumFREE Admission Join authors Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski for a talk and book s...

Walking Tour: THE 'SQUOG CEMETERY

Saturday September 14, 201910:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration is required....

MILLYARD WALKING TOUR WITH JOHN CLAYTON

Saturday October 5, 201910:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration is required. &n...

NH Primary Exhibit Opening

Manchester and the Path to the Presidency Exhibit OpeningOctober 2, 2019 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Millyard Museum The exhibit, Manchester and the Path to the...