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Queen City Quilts

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Currently featured in the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum is "Queen City Quilts", an exhibition featuring some of the treasures of the Manchester Historic Association's textile collection.  The quilts in the collection span three centuries and are a unique vehicle for telling the stories of textile manufacturing in Manchester, the quilt makers as members of the workforce, and their communities.

One of the quilts featured is a friendship crazy quilt made by the Ladies of the First Congregational Church for Miss Mary Dana. Her role first as Parish Visitor and then as assistant to the pastor, made her a much loved and respected member of the church which is reflected in the quilt, purported to be made of fabrics from dresses worn by the ladies to functions at the church.  Many of the squares are initialed by the makers and lovingly embellished with fine needle work.  Other quilts include fabric scraps brought home by workers from the local mills, and one is of linen and wool likely grown, spun and woven here in the area. 

On exhibit through October 21

In the Charles Whittemore Discovery Gallery in the Millyard Museum
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. - Included with museum admission

inti exhibit An exhibit highlighting Manchester’s rich and diverse cultural tapestry is on display at the Millyard Museum. Artwork and essays by young students from the Inti Academy, along with photographs of the youth by NH photographer Becky Field, can be seen in the Discovery Gallery. The young artists in this exhibit come from families that have resettled in Manchester from other countries.

The exhibit features the artwork and writings by the Inti students, along with Field’s photographic portraits of each young person, which is part of a larger exhibit that was on display in the summer of 2016 at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. Through the Museum’s partnership with the Inti Academy, a not-for-profit after-school program that works with Manchester’s inner-city youth, young people created artwork and wrote essays about their lives in this city. Then the Currier commissioned Field to take portraits of the young artists in their neighborhoods.

Field has been taking photographs since 2012 as part of a larger project to illustrate and honor the lives of NH’s refugees and immigrants. Her recent book, Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity (on sale at the Millyard Museum's gift shop), includes over 100 photographs from her project, as well as six essays by NH immigrants about their journeys and with an introduction by former NH Governor Maggie Hassan.

The goals of Field’s photography project, the Currier Museum and the Inti program fit well together: though we may have different backgrounds, we all share common dreams to have safe homes, good jobs, and a bright future for our children.

The exhibit will be on display through August.

1981.085.006Saturday, September 23, 2017 
10:00 a.m.- noon

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

Meet at the Chapel at Pine Grove Cemetery

Local historians, Dick Duckoff and John Jordan, will lead this tour through Manchester's only active municipal cemetery.  The cemetery was first developed in 1851.  Over the years the city made several additional land purchases, until the cemetery grew to around 275 acres. Many of Manchester's most prominent citizens were buried at Pine Grove.These include philanthropist Frank P. Carpenter, industrialist George A. Leighton, and 13 Manchester mayors.  Also buried there are some now forgotten people whose compelling stories will be retold. The cemetery includes beautiful monuments of many different designs such as the Ursula Chapel built in 1905, the City Mausoleum built in 1980, and 17 family mausoleums.  The tour will begin at the Ursula Chapel.  Pre-registration is required - Please call (603) 622-7531.

indepmusSaturday, October 21, 2017 
9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

$35 Manchester Historic Association members - $45 General Public
Pre-registration is required no later than ocotber 10th and space is limited!  Please call (603) 622-7531

Meet at the Millyard Museum

Join us for an exclusive look at the American Independence Museum in Exeter, NH. Trip includes bus transportation to and from the museum with a tour of the Gilma-Ladd House, and the Folsom Tavern, where General George Washington once ate breakfast! Lunch will be served in the historic tavern and is included with the trip. Guests will have time to walk around historic Exeter and visit the many shops and sites.

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opendoorsThursday, October 5, 2017
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    

FREE Admission 

Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums in the city including the Millyard Museum, SEE Science Center, Manchester City Library, NHIA, Dancing Lion Chocolate, Studio Verne, Studio 550 and  Langer Place. The trolleys stop at these locations approximately every 45 minutes throughout the evening. Easy parking is available at Langer Place at 55 S. Commercial Street, or at 200 Bedford Street (site of the Millyard Museum and the SEE Science Center).

For more information, please visit the Trolley Nights website.

Member Outing: American Independence Museum

Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.$35 Manchester Historic Association members - $45 General Public Pre-registration is required no l...

Walking Tour: Pine Grove Cemetery

Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:00 a.m.- noon$5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration is required - Pleas...

Inti Academy Young Artists Exhibit

In the Charles Whittemore Discovery Gallery in the Millyard Museum Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. - Included with museum admission  An e...

Special Exhibit

Queen City Quilts     Currently featured in the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard Museum is "Queen City Quilts", an...

New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell

Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Millyard Museum Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as...

Manchester Trolley Nights

Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.    FREE Admission Hop on the trolley and visit art galleries and museums i...