Throwback Thursday

JFK in Victory Park

C. 1960 Photo Credits: Millyard Museum  This image of John F. Kennedy in Victory Park during his presidential campaign around 1960, shows how times truly have changed! With the politician being squeezed through a crowd of Manchester residents, business owners, workers and supporters, the police struggle to hold back the people reaching out to shake… Continue reading JFK in Victory Park

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#ThrowBackThursday July 26th, 2018

The Mighty Merrimack River! The Merrimack river runs right through Manchester and is a staple of the city as it flows and bends 117 miles from New Hampshire into Massachusetts.  From the 1850's to the 1930's the river was used to produce power for not only the citizens, but for the textile mills that had… Continue reading #ThrowBackThursday July 26th, 2018

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#ThrowbackThursday June 7, 2018

A Year without Summer - 1816 Who would have thought that just over 200 years ago, New Hampshire would have experienced a year without a summer? After Mt. Tambora in Indonesia erupted in 1815, the impact of this explosion was felt all the way across the world, particularly in New England, where residence endured a… Continue reading #ThrowbackThursday June 7, 2018

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Throwback Thursday Jan-18-2018

The past two weeks we have learned quite a bit about winter carnivals that used to be held right here in Manchester. From the crazy diving Brownies, to the "longest" sled in the world, Manchester sure loved celebrating winter! 1927 was no exception! The Amoskeag Textile Club hosted the Snow Shoe Carnival which consisted of… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Jan-18-2018

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Throwback Thursday Jan-11-2018

Last week we dove (quite literally) into the first Throwback Thursday of 2018 with the tale of the Brownies, their crazy antics, and the Winter Carnival. Throughout my research it seems as if the Winter Carnival was more than the Brownies diving--but it included a myriad of activities as well! One activity I found an… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Jan-11-2018

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Throwback Thursday Jan-4-2018

Happy New Year! We're less than a week in, and already facing our first Nor'easter! Ready to feel even colder? The story, like many of our Throwback Thursday tales, begins with the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. According to the Manchester City Library, Amoskeag opened a quarry, in what is now Derryfield Park in the late 1800s… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Jan-4-2018

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#ThrowBackThurday – November 30th, 2017

Downtown Manchester Christmas Parade This Saturday, UNH Manchester presents the 2017 Manchester Christmas Parade, a fantastic parade with local groups joining together to spread the holiday cheer! Intown Manchester organizes this parade, and for the past several years thousands of people have lined Elm Street to watch the parade with friends and family as a … Continue reading #ThrowBackThurday – November 30th, 2017