Recipients named for 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

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Hallsville School
The Hallsville School will receive the City Landmark Award when the Manchester Historic Association hosts its 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards on May 21. Courtesy/MHA

MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Historic Association (MHA) has selected five honorees for its 25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards, including a City Landmark Award for the Hallsville School.

The event will be held on May 21 at the Dana Center on the campus of St. Anselm College.

The Historic Preservation Awards program recognizes and supports the efforts of individuals, businesses and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, traditions and other historic resources in the Queen City.

In addition to the award for Hallsville School, the 27th Annual Historic Preservation Award honorees are:

Homeowner’s Award
Paul Vanasse and Betsy Price

For restoration of their home at 63 North Adams Street 

Stewardship Award
The Labbe Family

For their home at 97 Mammoth Road

Education Award
Manchester Public Television Service

Stewardship of a Family Business Award
LeBlanc’s True Value Hardware Store

For their business at 621 Hayward Street 

Also being recognized at the event with a Centennial Award is the McLane Middleton law firm, for a century of service to the community.

The Honorary Chair for the Historic Preservation Awards is Matt Albuquerque, founder and president of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics.

Tickets for the Preservation Awards event are $100 each ($90 for MHA members), or $800 for block-seating for 10. The awards event is the largest fundraiser of the year for the MHA, and proceeds will help in creating more interactive exhibits and expanding educational programs at the Millyard Museum.

Lead sponsor for the event is RBC Wealth Management. Information about additional sponsorship opportunities and reservations may be obtained by calling (603) 622-7531, or online

Founded in 1896, the Manchester Historic Association is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization with the mission to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire. The Association operates the Millyard Museum and the Research Center, both of which are open to the general public.  The Association presents a variety of public programs including lectures, walking tours and concerts, and also school programs for students from third grade through college.  Call (603) 622-7531 for more information, or visit

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