February 18, 2016
In This Issue
Book Signing - Picturing Class: Lewis W. Hine Photographs Child Labor in New England
February 20, 2016
Presented by historian and author Robert Macieski
10:30 a.m. - noon
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

In this richly illustrated book, Dr. Robert Macieski examines Lewis W. Hine's art and advocacy on behalf of child laborers as part of the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) between 1909 and 1917.  In Picturing Class, Macieski explores the historical context of Hine's photographs and the social worlds of his subjects.  He offers a detailed analysis of many of the images, unearthing the stories behind the creation of these photographs and the lives of their subjects.  In telling the story of these photographs, their creation, and their reception, Macieski demonstrates how Hine worked to advance an unvarnished picture of a rapidly changing region and the young workers at the center of this important shift.  

Robert Macieski is associate professor of history at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

Photo ID Day
Saturday, March 19, 2016
MHA Research Center - 129 Amherst Street

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ever wonder just where that old photo of Manchester you found up in your attic was taken?  Or what decade that shot of Elm Street is from?  Bring your Manchester photos to our Research Center for our Photo ID Day and we'll help you identify them! We will have local historians and MHA staff on site to help nail down some of the details surrounding your photographic mysteries.   
Call for Images for Upcoming Immigrant Exhibit

2 Manchester children in Greek costume, 1957.  MHA Collection
The Manchester Historic Association is currently preparing for an upcoming exhibit entitled "Manchester's Immigrants: Then and Now."
This exhibit will showcase more than a century of photographs that document the lives of Manchester's immigrants from all ethnic backgrounds.
"Naturally, we will be drawing from our own extensive collection of historic photos," said Executive Director John Clayton, "but we will also be seeking out photographs from the general public that chronicle their own families' arrivals in this community and also by employing contemporary images of local refugees and immigrants as documented by photographer Becky Field in her new book, 'Different Roots, Common Dreams.'
"Ultimately," Clayton added, "our goal is to help our newest immigrants appreciate the role Manchester has played in helping newcomers become assimilated into the fabric of this city, as was the case for the Irish, the French-Canadian, the Greek, Polish, Swedish, German, Belgian and people of other ethnic backgrounds who came before them."
The exhibit is scheduled to open in early March. To submit your family photos to the exhibit, call (603)-622-7531 or email history@manchesterhistoric.org.

New Hampshire Old House and Barn Expo

March 12-13, 2016
Center of NH, Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

The Manchester Historic Association is proud to be an organizational partner for the NH Preservation Alliance's Old House and Barn Expo.  Have fun and learn from the experts at this one-stop-shopping trade show that helps old house and barn owners and enthusiasts with appropriate and affordable solutions. Create your own show "itinerary" and explore garden, architecture, history and preservation strategies through hourly lectures, over 60 exhibitors and many traditional arts demonstrators. Bring photos of a project to share as you get advice in an "Old House and Barn Doctor" session.  Children -- and adults -- will enjoy an Expo scavenger hunt as well as opportunities to try building crafts.

 Lecture and demonstration topics include an exploration of architectural features of old homes, solutions to common barn repair problems, energy efficiency measures, tips for healthy homes, paint color and garden information, insurance, real estate and financial concerns, stonewall building and timberframing.   It only comes around every other year, so don't miss it!  Cost: $10 for adults; $7 for seniors and students.  The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, the show's presenter, is dedicated to the preservation of historic buildings, communities and landscapes through leadership, education and advocacy. 
Call to register at 603-224-2281 or register online
MHA to Host Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, March 4, 2016
10am to 3pm
Millyard Museum
  Mark your calendars!  The Manchester Historic Association will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Friday, March 4, at the Millyard Museum. 

Being an American Red Cross blood donor is a great way to help others and make a difference.  We hope you will consider donating.  Information on how to register will be coming soon.  For more information about donating blood, please click here

The Manchester Historic Association is an independent tax-exempt charitable 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization with the mission to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire USA. The Association operates the Millyard Museum and Research Center.   


The Millyard Museum is located at 200 Bedford Street in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Research Center is located at 129 Amherst Street in the Victory Park Historic District. The Research Center is open to the public on Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and by appointment.  


Admission for both facilities is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (62 and over) and for college students, $4 for children 12-18, and free for children under 12. Group rates are available. Please call (603) 622-7531 for more information, or visit the website www.manchesterhistoric.org.

Manchester Historic Association
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101