November 3, 2017
In This Issue
Rally 'Round the Flag: Exhibit Opening & Silent Auction
Thursday, November 9, 2017   
5:30-7:30 at the Millyard Museum   
Join us for an evening of fun featuring the opening night of the exhibit "Rally 'Round the Flag" and a Silent Auction Fundraiser. 
Refreshments will be provided by the Puritan Backroom 
We do anticipate a large turnout for this event, so please RSVP to (603) 622-7531, or e-mail
"Way Down East" Silent Movie Screening with Jeff Rapsis
Thursday, November 16, 2017 
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  
Millyard Museum 
Join us for a very special screening of "Way Down East" (1920) with live accompaniment from Jeff Rapsis. "Way Down East" is a D.W. Griffith melodrama set in old New England. Starring Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmes, it was one of the top-grossing films of the silent era!  Jeff Rapsis is a writer/editor, educator, and also a composer and performer who specializes in creating live musical scores for silent film screenings.
Cost is $10 for MHA Members, $12 for general guests and includes refreshments.
Please call to reserve your spot (603) 622-7531 or click here to pay online.
Holiday Open House at the Millyard Museum
Saturday, December 2, 2017 
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  
Guest appearance by Santa from 10:30-12:00! 
FREE museum admission  
Enjoy time spent with your neighbors, family and friends on this special day of shopping and fun family activities in the Millyard Museum.
  • Children's Holiday crafts 
  • Holiday storytelling 
  • Enter raffles to win great prizes! 
  • Play old-fashioned board games 
  • Enjoy cookies and cider
  • Shop for the holidays in the Museum Shop, featuring historical books, locally made products, and unique collectible brass ornaments including the new "Amoskeag Millyard" ornament 
  • Members of the Manchester Historic Association receive an extra 10% discount this day only (at least 20% off all shop items).
  • Visit with Santa from 10:30-12:00!
Park at the Millyard Museum and walk up to Elm Street to view the Intown Manchester Christmas Parade which starts at 4:00 p.m.
See below for two other events taking place at the Museum during the Open House 
American Girl Doll Tea Party
Saturday, December 2, 2017   
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  
$10 per person
Bring your doll and join us for an American Girl Doll Tea Party!  A tour of the Millyard Museum will be followed by refreshments and crafts.    
Space is limited.  Reserve your space by purchasing your tickets here or by calling 622-7531.  
Note: Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. 
Book Signing with Robert Perreault
Images of Modern America: Manchester 
Saturday, December 2, 2017  
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short talk by the author at 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission  
The new book by local author, photographer, and historian Robert B. Perreault, Images of Modern America: Manchester, documents Manchester's recent history through photographs.  Through his original images taken between 1971 and 2005, Perreault has documented Manchester's modern ever-changing cityscape.  Published by Arcadia Publishing with a foreword by Gary Samson.   
Both Robert Perreault and Gary Samson will be speaking about the book project at 2:00 and Perreault will be available to sign books following the talk. 
This book is available to purchase from the Millyard Museum Shop for $22.99.  
Also see the special exhibit "Ever-Changing Manchester" in the Millyard Museum Discovery Gallery, featuring many photographs from this book. 
Holiday Hours
Please note: 
The Millyard Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23 
The Museum will be OPEN Nov. 24 & 25
The Research Center will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 25

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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