Millyard Museum Musings

The Donn of an Era: Before Bandstand, there was Tibbetts

Friday, May 18, 2018 John Clayton 1
In the beginning – this was back about the time that God created the heaven and the earth – a guy named Dick Clark created ”American Bandstand.” So I guess that means we have to go way back, back to before the beginning, if we’re going to talk about ”The Donn Tibbetts Show.” READ MORE

Exhibit Opening: Manchester’s Masters

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 John Clayton 0
The Manchester Historic Association is proud to present, “Manchester’s Masters: The Artist’s Perspective,” opening March 27 and featuring the lives and work of Henry W. Herrick, Edward L. Custer, Lisa Anne Fletcher, Omer T. Lassonde, and George C. Soule – artists who called Manchester home. READ MORE
The Arts

Millyard Museum to open “Queen City Quilts” exhibit Aug. 15

Thursday, August 3, 2017 John Clayton 0
“Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heartwarming tales of service and tradition,” said Pam Weeks, who is curating the exhibit along with Marylou (Ashooh) Lazos. “This exhibit allows us to delve into world history, women’s history, industrial history, and just plain wonderful stories.” READ MORE
Millyard Museum Musings

Joe Nelson, 102: A giant among men, a savior of our millyard

Thursday, March 10, 2016 John Clayton 1
See, Joe fell in love with a pretty switchboard operator here in town – the former Ruth Ball from Lake Avenue – and when Ruth agreed to marry Joe and follow him back to New York where an engineering job awaited him, Joe vowed that, one day, he would bring her back to her home town. And again, for those of us who love the Millyard, it was serendipity. READ MORE
Millyard Museum Musings

Manchester’s Chase Homes: Affordable Housing for a ‘Wonderful Life’

Monday, February 29, 2016 John Clayton 2
It should come as no surprise that there were 800 applicants for the 30 new homes, since the going rate was $5.50 a week — no down payment — and to be on the safe side, the association also covered the cost of a $3,000 insurance policy on the man of the house “in order to safeguard widow and children in the event that calamity befall the breadwinner before the house is fully cleared.” READ MORE