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Exhibits

Woven In Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls

A Permanent Exhibit at the Millyard Museum

Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Included with museum admission

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See the stone tools of the Paleo-Indians who fished at Amoskeag Falls  thousands of years ago, learn how raw cotton was made into cloth during the Industrial Revolution, and stroll under the lighted arches of Elm Street during its heyday. Learn how the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company developed its famous “mile of mills” and how it shaped Manchester into the largest planned city in New England. Discover what life was like for the people who came here from many different countries to start new lives. The city’s stories are told through creative and colorful displays of original artifacts, documents and photographs, as well as murals and multi-media presentations.

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New features of the exhibit include the Ashland No. 1 Amoskeag Steam Fire Engine, manufactured by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company in 1871, and the Manchester Wall of Fame, an interactive panel that showcases 48 individuals from Manchester who have made a lasting impact.


Special Exhibit: Manchester and the Path to the Presidency

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.

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Every four years, Manchester is visited by numerous presidential candidates, campaigning in the New Hampshire Primary.  This year, the Millyard Museum is showcasing a chronological history of this process through images of candidates through the years as they engaged with Manchester voters in their homes, on the streets and in the many iconic watering holes that are the lifeblood of so many campaigns.

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, you're certain to see some of your favorite candidates - Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, Bush, Obama - as they meet with your friends and neighbors in their quest to win election to our nation's highest office. We believe Manchester is the crucible of the Presidential Primary process in New Hampshire, and with this exhibit, we demonstrate our pivotal role in American political history.

On Exhibit through February 29, 2020


Thank you to our Exhibit Sponsors!

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 1982.066.018The Special Exhibit, Doctor's Orders: Public Health in Manchester, closed on July 8, 2017.  Click here to see a video of a tour of the exhibit, led by MHA Executive Director John Clayton.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Exhibit Catalogs from two past exhibits can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

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People You Should Know...Portraits from the Collection - PDF of exhibit handout

 Featuring fifteen portraits of men and women from Manchester by artists including  Edward L. Custer, Burris Jenkins, Jr., Henry W. Herrick, Sidney Dickerson, George Soule, and Omer T. Lassonde.

 

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 New Hampshire Landscapes - Paintings from the Permanent Collection  - PDF of exhibit handout

Featuring ten landscape paintings depicting scenes of Manchester and other areas of New Hampshire. Among the locations represented are Lake Massabesic, the Uncanoonuc Mountains, Rock Rimmon, and the Presidential Range. Several paintings also depict some of Manchester’s historical buildings, including the P. C. Cheney Paper Mill, the Smyth Mansion, the City Farm, and the Amoskeag Train Station.  Local artists whose works are represented in the exhibit include Edward L. Custer, Henry W. Herrick, Omer T. Lassonde, Arch McDonnell, Frank French, and L. Luthy.

Visitor Orientation Center For the Amoskeag Millyard Scenic & Cultural Byway

Open most days during business hours

Free and open to the public (museum admission not required)

visitor orientation centerThe Visitor Orientation Center features artifacts from the MHA collection, giant photo murals of the millyard at its height, and maps. The center introduces visitors to Manchester, the historic Amoskeag Millyard and the New Hampshire Scenic and Cultural Byway System.

 

Please note: The Manchester Historic Association is closed on some national holidays. Please call (603) 622-7531 with any questions.

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