Enjoy Manchester history or know someone on your gift list that does? Then stop by the Manchester NH Millyard Museum, located at 200 Bedford Street, Manchester NH.
There you will find John Patrick Jordan’s two books, “Saints & Sinners – The Pioneer Irish of Manchester NH – 1835 to 1900″ and “Check Your Hat – The Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, Manchester NH – 1900 to 1955″.
The Millyard Museum also offers an extensive array of other books, unique gifts, and children games from days gone including books by John Clayton, Aurore Eaton, Ed Brouder, Robert Perreault and more.
Click here to see the complete list of books offered for sale at the Millyard Museum.
The newspapers of yesteryear were full of horrific stories of unfortunate, accidential deaths of folks being killed by trains. These stories did not spare the gory details of dismemberment and ghastly wounds and, often times, didn’t hesitate to cast fault on the victim themselves.
I’ve included a lot of these tragic stories in my first book, Saints & Sinners – The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH -1835 to 1900.
Mr. Jordan’s first book is a wonderful snapshot of the Irish immigrants that came to Manchester, NH 1835 to 1900.
Table of contents include: Immigrants and Their Decendants; Humorous Court Cases Some with Irish Brogue; Amoskeag Mills Accidents and Deaths; Suicides & Attempted Suicides in Amoskeag Canal; Killed and Dismembered by Trains; Scandal’s, Schools and Naughty Women.
“Check your Hat, the Vaudeville Years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955″.
This book contains almost 400 advertisements, newspaper stories and photos of acts and performers that appeared at the Palace Theater during the Vaudeville Years 1915 to 1955. Not only the headliners of the time, but also the numerous local acts that delighted the Palace goers for years. Among them: Faye Gelinas and “Bucky” Searles both three time winners of the Original Amateur Hour; Vincent Ferdinando and his orchestra; “Zaza” Ludwig and his band; Patty Allen, who ran a successful dance studio; Esther Foye Moran, the talented singer; Alberta Sullivan, singer and Mother of Allen Heidenereich, a popular Palace Theater volunteer; Johnny Conlon, the Master of Dialect and numerous others.
A great gift for that special person on your Christmas list or any other occasion for the history-minded person.
Mr. Jordan is a lifelong Manchester resident. He has spent countless hours researching and sharing the history of Manchester through lectures, walking tours and publications. He has been honored by the Manchester City Library and the Manchester Historic Association and was given a key to the city by Mayor Emile Beaulieu for his efforts to preserve the history of Manchester.
Mr. Jordan conducts tours with his good friend, Richard Duckoff, sponsored by the Manchester Historic Association. Recorded tours include “The Victorian North End”, “Pine Grove Cemetery” and “The New Century Neighborhood”. Watch the 2014 MHA Walking Tour Series.
John is an author and has published two books, “Saints and Sinners“,a history of the Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH 1835 – 1900 and “Check Your Hat!“, a history of the vaudeville years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955.