December 21, 2018
In This Issue
During this holiday season, we wish to express our deep appreciation to our members and all those who have supported the Manchester Historic Association throughout the year.
Wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family and a New Year filled with Peace and Happiness! 

MHA Board of Trustees and Staff
Holiday Hours
Please note: 
The Millyard Museum will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25  
and New Year's Day, January 1.      
Now on 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
Don't miss your last chance to see this exhibit before in closes on January 5! 
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.
2018-2019 Annual Appeal Campaign
The Manchester Historic Association is in the midst of our Annual Appeal drive.  Gifts to the Heritage Fund make it possible for the MHA to operate the Millyard Museum and Amherst Street Research Center,  provide educational programs to school groups in Manchester and beyond, continue to offer fresh new exhibits, and maintain the Association's important collection of artifacts and documents pertaining to Manchester's history.    
 In this season of giving, please consider giving to the MHA's Heritage Fund through our Annual Appeal.  Your support makes it possible to continue to tell Manchester's story through our exhibits and programs.  Click here or mail your gift to the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101.  
Sponsorship Opportunities for 2019 Preservation Awards
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards.   
The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations who have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City.  

Over 26 years, more than 230 recipients have been recognized for a wide variety of preservation efforts in 40 different categories. The annual event has become the MHA's single largest fundraiser to support its non-profit mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Manchester.
The 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards will be held on May 21, 2019
Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. 
Lecture and Movie: From Russia with Math
Saturday, January 26, 2019
11:00 a.m. - noon 
Millyard Museum    
Lecture: The Amoskeag Ledge
Saturday, February 9, 2019
11:00 a.m. - Millyard Museum  
Included with regular admission /FREE to MHA members  
As the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company's textile mills were being constructed along the Merrimack River, stone was needed to build the foundations of the massive buildings. In 1873 a quarry was opened atop Company Hill (also known as Oak Hill and still later as Derryfield Park). Tons of granite was dragged from the Amoskeag Ledge down Blodget Street by teams of oxen - until the day the quarry began filling with water from an underground spring. The Ledge began its second life as a popular 1920s swimming attraction, especially for a group of year-round swimmers known as the Brownies. Their exhibitions and daring dive routines attracted thousands of spectators. The Ledge also had a dark side - claiming at least ten victims in its 60-foot deep waters. Eventually the Ledge was donated to the City of Manchester but the swimming hole wasn't closed until 1983...largely because of Nora Kennard Jones who owned half of the land.  
Learn about the Ledge...remember the Brownies...and discover a powerful 20th century socialite in this illustrated talk by local historian and MHA President Ed Brouder.  

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 Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.   


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

Thank You to Our Business Partners!
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            Robert J. Boulanger, Financial Advisor

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To learn more about being a Business Partner with the Manchester Historic Association, click here or call (603) 622-7531
Manchester Historic Association
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101