June 14 is AARP Day at Millyard Museum

Posted on 06/10/2014 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

Montana CoverThe Millyard Museum is offering a $3 discount on admission and a special lecture for AARP members all day Saturday, June 14.  Admission includes access to all the exhibits as well as a special talk by Carol Lee Anderson on cartoonist Bob Montana.  Museum hours are 10:00 to 4:00 with the lecture at 11:00. 

The Millyard Museum – at 200 Bedford Street in downtown Manchester – is rich in history.  The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time:  11,000 years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. 

The exhibit continues with the story of the development of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, one of the largest textile-producing companies in the world, employing over 17,000 people.  The company’s vast brick millyard still dominates Manchester’s cityscape today. 

All exhibits are included in the price of admission, as well as a special lecture at 11:00 by author and historian Carol Lee Anderson.  Carol will tell the story of Bob Montana, the creator of the Archie comic strip.  Anderson will present Montana’s life beyond Archie, including the local people and places he included in his comic strip and Manchester’s connections to this world-renowned cartoonist.     

Preregistration for the special lecture is recommended by calling 603 622 7531. 

Discounted adult admission on June 14 is $5 and those 62 and older pay just $3.  Admission is free to those 12 and younger.  AARP members must show their membership card to receive the discount. 

To find out more about local discounts and activities, visit AARP New Hampshire on-line at www.aarp.org/nh, www.facebook.com/aarpnh, and www.twitter.com/aarpnh.  To get electronic newsletters based on specific interests – such as health, fitness and discounts – visit www.aarp.org/yes2emailNH.