April 5, 2016
In This Issue
Public Scanning Days for Manchester Memories Volume III

The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to be partnering once again with the New Hampshire Union Leader to produce Volume III of Manchester Memories.  Like the first two volumes, the book will feature historical photographs of Manchester from the collection of the Manchester Historic Association and from other people and organizations in the Manchester community.  Volume III will feature photographs from the 1970s and 1980s.  Members of the community will also once again have the opportunity to contribute photographs from their personal collections.    

If you have photographs taken between 1970 and 1989 that you would like considered for the book, you are invited to stop by the Millyard Museum at any of the following times to have your photos scanned:

Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, April 12, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  
Thursday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please visit the following website for submission guidelines and more information:
A limited number of Manchester Memories Volume II - the 40s, 50s, and 60s, are still available for purchase in the Millyard Museum Shop.  
Manchester Historic Association Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at the Millyard Museum
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Richard McDonald of Manchester founded McDonald's with his brother Maurice

This year's Annual Meeting will feature a special talk from MHA Executive Director John Clayton: "Two all beef patties..." highlighting Manchester's role in McDonald's founding.

The event will begin with a short business meeting.  Light refreshments will be served. 

Please RSVP by calling (603) 622-7531 or by e-mail at history@manchesterhistoric.org.
Student Art Show Opening Reception
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Millyard Museum
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) invites the public to attend Portals into Personalities, an exciting new art exhibit by Manchester school students.  The exhibit will be on display in the Millyard Museum's Discovery Gallery through April 29.  The exhibit features artwork by local children, grades 5 through 12, enrolled in SEPIA (Student Enrichment Program in the Arts) and BRINGIT! (Bringing Refugees, Immigrants, and Neighbors Gently Into Tomorrow) - a collaboration with the Manchester School District, the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art, with additional support from Lincoln Financial Foundation.   
Portals into Personalities is the culmination of a multi-week program in which NHIA students who are art education degree candidates, designed and taught classes to the young children in a variety of art media from painting to collage. The budding young artists explored various art materials, acquired new techniques, and developed creative problem solving skills. As evidenced in their artworks, many of the children, whose families originate from 20 different countries, found art to be a valuable tool in expressing their heritage, interests and dreams for the future.  The event is free and open to the public.
Now on Exhibit: "Manchester's Immigrants: Then and Now"

Patrick Shea and Family, 1917. Born in Kerry, Ireland, Patrick immigrated to the United States in 1888 at the age of 15, settling in Manchester.   
Image courtesy Pat Jarvi. 
The exhibit, "Manchester's Immigrants: Then and Now" is now on exhibit at the Manchester Historic Association's Millyard Museum. 

This exhibit showcases photographs documenting the lives of immigrants from all ethnic backgrounds, from the earliest Irish, French-Canadian and German mill workers to the more recent Bosnian, Sudanese and Bhutanese arrivals.

By juxtaposing extraordinary photos from the MHA's own collection with images of current refugees and immigrants as documented by photographer Becky Field, Manchester's historic role as a social and cultural melting pot will come into full focus.

This exhibit is sponsored in part by St. Mary's Bank and the Diversity Workforce Coalition and will be on display through May 7. 

24th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

Lecture: Teddy Roosevelt's Nobel Peace Prize
Citizen Diplomacy, Manchester, and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty

Thursday, May 19, 2016  
FREE and open to the public

The Millyard Museum welcomes NH Humanities Council speaker Charles B. Doleac, founder/moderator of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Forum, to present a program describing President Theodore Roosevelt's multi-track diplomacy that included the Russian and Japanese delegations, the US Navy and the New Hampshire citizens who hosted the thirty days of negotiations that resulted in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty. Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 - 110 years ago - for orchestrating the negotiations that ended what historians now call "World War Zero," the Russo-Japanese War. 

Mr. Doleac will explain the significance of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty Living Memorial cherry tree at Stark Park, recognizing the role local citizens, including prominent Manchester businessmen, played in welcoming the Japanese diplomatic delegation to tour the Amokeag Mills and other locations in Manchester and Auburn during their stay in Portsmouth in the summer of 1905. 
A question and answer session will follow the illustrated talk. For more information on the program, contact history@manchesterhistoric.org or 603-622-7531. 

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