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Holiday Ornaments

Every year since 2002, the Manchester Historic Association produces an original limited edition brass-plated ornament that celebrates Manchester's history. These unique, detailed ornaments are handcrafted in the United States by the same company that makes the annual White House Holiday Ornament. They make perfect Christmas tree decorations or gifts for the holidays and for many other occasions.  Each comes in a decorative box. Visit the Museum Shop or call (603) 622-7531 to place an order to be shipped by mail. 

Ornaments can also be purchased online.  Please note a $5.00 shipping charge will be included. Additional fees may apply for international shipping.

MHA Ornament Collection


Victory Park

2018 Ornament - $25.00

2018 ornament

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the 2018 ornament features the World War I or "Winged Victory" monument in Victory Park, designed by local sculptor Lucien Gosselin and erected in 1929.  

Amoskeag Millyard

2017 Ornament - $25.00

Ornament 2017

The Amoskeag Millyard was constructed by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company between 1838 and 1915, spanning both the east and west banks of the Merrimack River for more than a mile in the center of Manchester, NH. This ornament pays tribute to the history of the Millyard and features the Jefferson Mill clock tower, one of the prominent features of the Millyard, constructed in 1886.


Elm Street

2016 Ornament - $25.00 


Elm Street Ornament

This ornament depicts Elm Street as it used to look in the early 20th century; cobblestones, trolleys running down the road, and beautiful arched lights that were taken down around 1919.



Weston Observatory

2015 Ornament - $25.00

2015 Ornament

This ornament features the Weston Observatory, a Manchester landmark built in 1896 in honor of James Adams Weston, a former Mayor of Manchester and Governor of New Hampshire.  The tower stands 66 feet tall, giving an exquisite view of Manchester and the surrounding areas from its observation deck.  

Carpenter Memorial Library

2014 Ornament - $22.00

2014 Ornament


This ornament celebrates the centennial of the Carpenter Memorial Library building, a gift to the City of Manchester by Frank P. Carpenter as a memorial to his wife, Elenora Blood Carpenter.  The building was dedicated on November 18, 1914.  



Gill Stadium 100th Anniversary

2013 Ornament - $22.00

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This ornament celebrates the 100th anniversary of Gill Stadium, depicting in detail the original stadium exterior wall, and Manchester police officer and professional baseball player John "Phenomenal" Smith.


 Amoskeag Steam Locomotive

2012 Ornament - $20.00


2012 ornament small file

 Design is based on a lithograph of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company steam locomotive engine "O.W. Bayley Amoskeag Engine #92 - 1853"




Ash Street School

2009 Ornament -  $15.00


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 'City of Manchester' Trolley

2007 Ornament - $15.00


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Book Signing and Author Talk: "Hidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast"

Thursday July 25th, 20195:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.Millyard Museum - Included with Regular Admission, Free for members Come join us for an author talk...


Saturday September 14th, 201910:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration is require...


Thursday August 15th, 20195:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  $10 Manchester Historic Association members - $15 General Public Pre-registration is...


Saturday October 5th, 201910:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $5 Manchester Historic Association members - $10 General Public Pre-registration is required....

Now on Exhibit: Hats Off to Manchester

In the Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery in the Millyard MuseumTuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Included with museum admission. Bowlers, D...