“From Muddy Creek to Shining Sea”

Did you know that Manchester Harbor is not a natural harbor? In fact it was originally a tidal creek named Jeffrey’s Creek which was also the original name of the town. This year’s summer exhibit will trace the transformation of this creek to the harbor we enjoy today through dredging, industrial needs and the adding of some of our favorite landmarks.

Opening Reception with refreshments will be Friday, July 6 (6:30-8:30pm).

The museum and exhibit will be open for summer hours – Tuesdays-Fridays (10-3) and Saturdays (10-1)



Saturday, September 8 (2-4pm)
Bath House Ribbon Cutting

Come enjoy some refreshments as we celebrate the completion of the restoration and transformation of our bath house into an exhibit piece.

Saturday, Sept 15 (10:30-11:30am)
Family Event: Pirate Day

Tuesday, Sept 18 (6:30-8:30pm)
Lecture: Manchester Harbor and Its Dredging
**Manchester Community Center, Harbor Point, Beach St.**  NOTE NEW VENUE

Harbormaster Bion Pike will speak about the history of MBTS’s harbor
Members Free, Guests $10

Saturday, Sept 22 (10:00- 11:30am)
Special Event: (Trail & Sails) Historic Manchester Walking Tour



Friday, Oct 5 (6:30-8:30pm)
Special Event: Marion Hall Art Exhibit Opening

Oct 6 – Nov 10 (Tues-Fri 10-3pm)
Marion Hall Art Exhibit

Tuesday, Oct 16 (6:30-8:30pm)
Lecture: Hidden History:
Underwater Archaeology in Massachusetts
**Manchester Community Center, Harbor Point, Beach St.** NOTE NEW VENUE


Victor T. Mastone, Director and Chief Archaeologist of the Massachusetts Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources, will speak about shipwrecks along the North Shore.
Members Free, Guests $10

Saturday, Oct 20 (10:30-11:30am)
Family Event: Children’s Watercolor Class with Artist


Saturday, Nov 17 (10:30-11:30am)
Family Event: Harvest Festival

Tuesday, Nov 20 (6:30-8:30pm)
Lecture: Manchester Woods and Its Boundary Markers
**Manchester Community Center, Harbor Point, Beach St.** NOTE NEW VENUE


The Manchester Essex Conservation Trust will speak about saving our woods and the challenge of finding ancient boundary markers to identify plots.
Members Free, Guests $10

Friday, Nov 30 (4-8pm)
Special Event: Holiday Open House


Tuesday, Dec 4 (6:30-8:30pm)
Special Event: Christmas Party

Wednesday, Dec 12 (1-3pm)
Special Event: Christmas Tea

Saturday, Dec 15 (10:30-11:30am)

Family Event: Santa’s Workshop


To RSVP for events call 978-526-7230 or
10 Union Street, Manchester, MA 01944

MHM would like to thank the Manchester Cultural Council for supporting our Free Family Programs.