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Manchester and the Great War

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

Great War Title 36x12
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I, the Manchester Historic Association presents the exhibit "Manchester and the Great War".  This exhibit explores the impact of World War I on the city of Manchester and the many men from the community who took part in the conflict.

On Exhibit through December 31, 2018

 

Brownies - 1974-125-024Saturday, February 9, 2019
Presented by historian Ed Brouder
11:00 a.m. 
Included with regular admission to the Millyard Museum
Free to members of the Manchester Historic Association
Pre-registration is requested - Please call (603)622-7531

As the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company's textile mills were being constructed along the Merrimack River, stone was needed to build the foundations of the massive buildings. In 1873 a quarry was opened atop Company Hill (also known as Oak Hill and still later as Derryfield Park). Tons of granite was dragged from the Amoskeag Ledge down Blodget Street by teams of oxen – until the day the quarry began filling with water from an underground spring. The Ledge began its second life as a popular 1920s swimming attraction, especially for a group of year-round swimmers known as the Brownies. Their exhibitions and daring dive routines attracted thousands of spectators. The Ledge also had a dark side – claiming at least ten victims in its 60-foot deep waters. Eventually the Ledge was donated to the City of Manchester but the swimming hole wasn't closed until 1983...largely because of Nora Kennard Jones who owned half of the land. Learn about the Ledge...remember the Brownies...and discover a powerful 20th century socialite in this illustrated talk by local historian Ed Brouder.

MHALOGOcolorThe Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City.

Over 26 years, more than 230 recipients have been recognized for a wide variety of preservation efforts in 40 different categories. The annual event has become the MHA’s single largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.

The 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held on May 21, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Matthew Albuquerque has been named this year's Honorary Chair.  Click here to read a press release about Matt.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

The Amoskeag Ledge

Saturday, February 9, 2019 Presented by historian Ed Brouder 11:00 a.m. Included with regular admission to the Millyard MuseumFree to members of...

Now on Exhibit

Manchester and the Great War In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Included with...

27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations who have made significant co...