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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 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.

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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

  

 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.

Walking Tour: Mount Calvary Cemetery

Tour of Mount Calvary Cemetery Saturday, September 22, 2018  10:00 a.m.- noon Visit Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Dick Duckoff and Matt Labbe to hea...

Millyard Museum Open House and Beer & Wine Tasting

                                       

Weston Observatory Foliage Viewing

One Weekend Only! October 20 & 21, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.$7 per person or $20 per family$5 per person for MHA members  Walking tours 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...

World War I Movie Series

Saturday, October 27, November 3, 10, 17, and 24, 20181:00 p.m.  Millyard Museum Discovery Gallery Included with regular admission  To comme...

Now Accepting Historic Preservation Award Nominations

The Historic Preservation Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Historic Preservation Awards.  The Historic Preservation Awards pro...