Events

See below for a listing of current and upcoming 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: history@manchesterhistoric.org. Please note that credit card payments cannot be accepted via e-mail, but may be made over the telephone at (603) 622-7531.

“HELP WANTED: CHILDREN OF THE MILLS” PROGRAM
Saturday, February 11, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
After 1850, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company kept growing, building more factories, and hiring more people.
The mill jobs were considered good, steady work, but they were difficult jobs. What do you think it was like working here?

Join us for an exciting new children’s program, “Help Wanted: Children of the Mills”, about the youngest workers at the AMC.

The people working in these mills weren’t just grown-ups. There were boys and girls as young as 9 and 10 working in these mills, too. It was pretty common for kids to go through about 4th grade and then stop going to school to get a job in the mill. They had jobs like being a messenger, sweeping around the looms, and replacing the bobbins when they were empty.

What do you think? Would you rather work in the mills, or be in school? Find the answers to these questions and more on Saturday February 11 at 11:00. Lunch will be provided.

$12 per guest, children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Target audience: school aged children. For more information, please call 603-622-7531.

Painting at the Millyard
“PAINTING AT THE MILLYARD”

 

Saturday, March 18, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join us for a step by step, fully instructed painting of “Manchester on the Merrimack” by local artist Kristy Ellsworth. Leave with your very own 16×20 original artwork.

WHERE: Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester
COST: $35 per painter, all supplies included.

All proceeds to benefit the Manchester Historic Association
Spots are limited!
Reserve by calling 603-622-7531 or visiting manchesterhistoric.org

 

“Best of Amoskeag Tour”

 

Thursday, March 16, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Join us for an evening of heritage, legacy, industry and cocktails!

Admission includes an interactive evening with actors from the Majestic Theatre portraying some of Manchester’s most influential citizens.   THIS IS A 21+ EVENT

WHERE: Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester
COST: $25 Non- Members, $20 MHA Members.

All proceeds to benefit the Manchester Historic Association and The Majestic Theatre
Spots are limited!
Reserve by calling 603-622-7531 or visiting manchesterhistoric.org

 

NOW ON EXHIBIT: MANCHESTER THROUGH THE LENS OF FRANK KELLY
Manchester Through the Lens of Frank Kelly
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

The exhibit, Manchester Through the Lens of Frank Kelly, highlights the works of Frank Kelly, a prominent Manchester photographer in the 1950s through the 1980s. Kelly owned Frank Kelly Studio in Manchester for 49 years. Over his long career, he, along with his wife Eleanor, photographed many Manchester people, businesses, and landmarks. The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to have recently acquired a large collection of Kelly’s photographs and negatives, many of which are presented in this exhibit.

On exhibit through March 31, 2023

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 all grade levels. Perfect for not only public school classes but also summer camps, girl/boy scout troops, youth groups and homeschoolers.

To book a school group or field trip please contact our Museum Educator Kristy Ellsworth at kellsworth@manchesterhistoric.org or by calling 603.622.7531 ex 303.

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 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!

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Manchester Historic Association

Research Center

129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 622-7531
library@manchesterhistoric.org
OPEN YEAR ROUND Wed 10-3; Sat. 10-4

Millyard Museum

200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 622-7531
history@manchesterhistoric.org
OPEN YEAR ROUND Tue-Sat 10-4