December 22, 2016
In This Issue

During this holiday season, our thoughts turn with 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

Please note: 
The Millyard Museum and Research Center will be closed on
Christmas Eve, December 24 

Paint Night at the Millyard Museum
Thursday, January 19, 2017  6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 
$35 per person


Join us for another paint night at the Millyard Museum!  Shake off the winter doldrums with a night of wine, light refreshments, and good company.  The MHA's own Kristy Ellsworth will lead you in painting your own Manchester scene in a fun, relaxed setting.  All canvases and supplies will be provided.  Purchase tickets here or by calling 603-622-7531.  
Lecture: The Blush of Success
Saturday, January 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. - Millyard Museum
Included with museum admission  

Manchester's own Charles Revson started with one bottle of nail polish, and he built an empire - the Revlon Company - that fueled a rags-to-riches story to rival that of "The Great Gatsby."

He had help of course.  His brothers, Joseph and Martin, followed him from Manchester to Manhattan, and together - with a little help from a television game show called "The $64,000 Question" - they reshaped the world of cosmetics.

Find out more about the West Side kids from another West Sider - MHA Executive Director John Clayton - when he speaks at the Millyard Museum on January 21st.  
2016 Ornament: Elm Street

Doing your Christmas shopping?  Don't forget the MHA's 2016 collectible ornament!  This year's finely-detailed ornament depicts Elm Street as it looked in the early 20th century with cobblestones, trolleys running down the road, and beautiful arched lights.  
Each year 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.

These ornaments are available for $25.00 in the Millyard Museum Shop.  The 2016 ornaments, as well as a limited number of ornaments from past years, can also be purchased online.    
Call for Volunteers

The Manchester Historic Association is looking for new volunteers to help with school programs at the Millyard Museum!   

School Program Volunteers.  These volunteers lead school programs at our Millyard Museum.  School Program Volunteers will help to share Manchester's fascinating history with school groups that visit the museum.  Volunteers will be provided with all the training they need to lead the multiple programs that we offer to schools.  Volunteers should be comfortable working with kids, enthusiastic about history, and available during daytime hours. 


If interested, please fill out an application here and email it to or mail it to 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101.  Interested applicants will be asked to come in and interview with museum staff. 

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

Thank You to Our Business Partners!
Platinum Partners 
Gregory G. Hood, Senior V. President, Financial Advisor

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners
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