Call for Papers for 2019 – closed March 10, 2018
Wednesday Evening Reception: The Millyard Museum
Sponsored by ACGS
Join us at 6:00 p.m. for an informative and entertaining evening at the Millyard Museum. The Museum was opened in 2001 by the Manchester Historic Association in one of the renovated mill buildings of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. It is home to the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time, 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester from the time of the earliest settlement to the present time. This, and the museum’s changing exhibits, include selections from the organization’s vast collections. The Research Center, renovated in 2006, houses the Association’s library and archives where the records of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company can be found along with archival collections of Manchester families, businesses and organizations. The Research Center maintains a large photograph collection, and has a collection of books, oral histories, ephemera, artwork, manuscripts and other materials. Researchers may also access the Association’s collections of Native American artifacts, and other types of historical objects through the auspices of the Research Center located on Amherst Street, facing Victory Park, in the heart of the city.
The Manchester Historic Association was established in 1896, 50 years after Manchester became the Granite State’s first city. Conscious that the achievements of its past leaders were becoming fast fading memories and concerned that the artifacts chronicling Manchester’s growth from a village to an industrial city could soon vanish, its founders Its founders began to collect, preserve, and share Manchester’s history so that the growing, changing city would retain ties to its past. The Association provides educational programs for children and adults and organizes historic preservation initiatives.
The reception will include light refreshments and the opportunity to tour the museum’s exhibits at a cost of $15 per person.
Come to Manchester, meet at The Millyard Museum, tour the facility, and get in the mood for NERGC 2019!