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31st Annual Historic Preservation Awards

For 30 years, more than 230 recipients have been recognized for a wide variety of preservation efforts in 40 different categories. This annual event has become the MHA’s largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.

American Girl Doll Civil War Tea Party

Millyard Museum

Bring your doll and join us for a special program at the Millyard Museum through the eyes of an American Girl. Followed by a tea party with refreshments and crafts.

Mt. Calvary Cemetery Tour

Join us for an interactive tour of the Mount Calvary 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.

Lecture: Henry W. Herrick

Millyard Museum

Join us for an illustrated talk about Henry W. Herrick, a talented wood engraver, book illustrator, and watercolorist from Manchester, then enjoy the special exhibition, "Henry W. Herrick: Manchester's Most Versatile Artist".

Manchester’s Masters – An Evening with the Arts

Millyard Museum

Join us for an interactive event at the Millyard Museum and meet ten of Manchester's artists from the past and see their works on display! Partnering with the Majestic Theatre, live actors will engage guests in the telling of first person accounts of some of Manchester's most prominent artists, including Henry Herrick, Lucien Gosselin, Maud Briggs Knowlton, and Bob Montana.

Exhibit Opening: “Posted! A Collection of Posters from Manchester’s Past”

Throughout history, posters have played a critical role in conveying information. They can advertise products, announce events, publicize instructions, and urge action. Some are utilitarian in design, while others can be considered works of art.
Join us as we open a fun and colorful exhibition at the Millyard Museum that explores over one hundred years of posters that have informed Manchester’s citizens, from proclamations and health notices to navy recruiting and movie theater advertisements.

Holiday Open House

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

American Girl Doll Christmas Tea Party

Bring your doll and join us for a tea party with refreshments and crafts, highlighting some of Manchester's amazing women from history as portrayed by American Girl Dolls. Guests will also enjoy a visit from Santa Claus!