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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.

 

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

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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 Gilman-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.

 

Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Millyard Museum

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While working as a nurse practitioner, Ruth Ward began taking weaving lesson in the late 80s.She has taken many workshops and was enrolled at the Hill Institute in Florence, MA, where she received a Master Weaver Certificate in 2002.
Ruth is a juried weaver at the League of NH Craftsmen, and has been selling her products for quite some time. Ruth’s weaving time has severely decreased since she became a NH State Senator. She does still have some time to pursue her interest in weaving.

Free with admission to museum

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Millyard Museum

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Join us for a very special screening of “Way Down East” (1920) with live accompaniment from Jeff Rapsis. “Way Down East” is a D.W. Griffith melodrama set in old New England. Starring Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmes, it was one of the top-grossing films of the silent era! Jeff Rapsis is a writer/editor, educator, and also a composer and performer who specializes in creating live musical scores for silent film screenings.

Cost is $10 for MHA Members, $12 for general guests and includes refreshments.

Please call to reserve your spot (603) 622-7531 or click below to pay online.

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10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

$10 per person
Space is limited.  Reserve your space by purchasing your tickets below or by calling 622-7531.  
Note: Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your doll and join us for an American Girl Doll Tea Party!  A tour of the Millyard Museum will be followed by refreshments and crafts.  

 

 

 

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Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. SantaGuest appearance by Santa from 10:30-12:00!
FREE museum admission  

Enjoy time spent with your neighbors, family and friends on this special day of shopping and fun family activities in the Millyard Museum.

  • Children's Holiday crafts 
  • Holiday storytelling 
  • Enter raffles to win great prizes! 
  • Play old-fashioned board games 
  • Enjoy cookies and cider
  • Shop for the holidays in the Museum Shop, featuring historical books, locally made products, and unique collectible brass ornaments including the new "Amoskeag Millyard" ornament 
  • Members of the Manchester Historic Association receive an extra 10% discount this day only (at least 20% off all shop items).
  • Visit with Santa from 10:30-12:00!


Park at the Millyard Museum and walk up to Elm Street to view the Intown Manchester Christmas Parade which starts at 4:00 p.m.

manchesterbookImages of Modern America: Manchester
Saturday, December 2, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short talk by the author at 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission

The new book by local author, photographer, and historian Robert B. Perreault, The Images of Modern America: Manchester, documents Manchester's recent history through photographs.  Through his original images taken between 1971 and 2005, Perreault has documented Manchester's modern ever-changing cityscape.  Published by Arcadia Publishing with a foreword by Gary Samson. 

Both Robert Perreault and Gary Samson will be speaking about the book project at 2:00 and Perreault will be available to sign books following the talk. 

This book is available to purchase from the Millyard Museum Shop for $22.99.

Also see the special exhibit "Ever-Changing Manchester" in the Millyard Museum Discovery Gallery, featuring many photographs from this book.

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...

Book Signing with Robert Perreault

Images of Modern America: Manchester Saturday, December 2, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Short talk by the author at 2:00 p.m.Free Admission The new book...

American Girl Doll Tea Party

Saturday, December 2, 2017 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.$10 per personSpace is limited.  Reserve your space by purchasing your tickets below or by callin...

Special Exhibit

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

"Way Down East" Silent Movie Screening with Jeff Rapsis

Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Millyard Museum Join us for a very special screening of “Way Down East” (1920) with live ac...