Millyard Museum Musings

There’s nothing run of the mill about Amoskeag

If you’ve lived in Manchester for 60 years or 60 minutes, you have probably come into contact with some vestige of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, the now-defunct textile giant that helped shape this city we know and love. Sooner or later, whether you’re a native or a newbie, you may encounter visitors who have some questions about Amoskeag, so a little refresher course can’t hurt, right? READ MORE
Millyard Museum Musings

A Box Car Recalls 250 Tons of Thanks

They’ve been doing this for nearly 70 years now, but as usual, there were curious looks and puzzled glances as the dignified men of the American Legion – members from Henry J. Sweeney Post and William H. Jutras Post and Hudson Post #48 – began mustering on Bremer Street on Manchester’s West Side yesterday. Their destination? Read on. READ MORE
Millyard Museum Musings

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

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