March 28, 2019
In This Issue
Exhibit Opening: Hats Off to Manchester
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Millyard Museum - FREE admission  
Bowlers, Derbies, Fedoras, Oh My! Whatever style you prefer, hats have always played an important part in our lives. They cover our heads when it rains or snows, they signify a social group or profession we belong to, and most importantly, they complete an outfit.  

In the Exhibit "Hats Off to Manchester", the Manchester Historic Association digs deep into its collection to bring you a special collection of hats made, worn or bought in Manchester. Take a stroll down memory lane as we bring stories, photographs and of course hats from some of Elm Street's most beloved stores.  Come see hat boxes and display photos from Pariseau's, J.W. Hills, and M.A. Barton's just to name a few.
Put on your favorite chapeau and join us on Tuesday April 2 for the opening of "Hats Off to Manchester"!
Please RSVP by calling (603) 622-7531 or e-mail at
If you are unable to join us on April 2, "Hats Off to Manchester" will be on display in the Millyard Museum's State Theater Gallery through August 1.
2019 Annual Meeting of the Manchester Historic Association
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Millyard Museum
FREE Admission   
This year's Annual Meeting will begin with the business meeting of the Manchester Historic Association and will be followed by a short talk by Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski, "The Shoe Industry in Manchester".   
Kilcrease and Lazdowski are professors at UNH Manchester and are writing a book on Manchester's shoe industry.  Light refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP by calling (603) 622-7531 or by e-mail at
2019 Historic Preservation Awards
May 21, 2019
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Saint Anselm College   
The Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce this year's recipients of the 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.
Click here to purchase tickets or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.  
Thank you to our Lead Sponsors:
Book Signing: Crusing New Hampshire History
Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:00-2:30 p.m. - Millyard Museum  
FREE Admission  
Join us at the Millyard Museum for a book signing and talk by author Michael Bruno. 
New Hampshire history is uniquely on display along the highways of the Granite State. The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today. New Hampshire also played a major role in the birth of our nation. From Revolutionary battlefields to individuals of political influence, the Granite State has made an indelible mark on history.  
This book explores the 255 New Hampshire historical markers that dot the state highways and roads. Each marker is described with its location, date installed, marker inscription, and expanded historical references of this event/individual. Information may also be provided about other points of interest in the vicinity of the historical marker.  
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.    
If you have not already, 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.  

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

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Manchester Historic Association
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101