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All dressed up at the museum. Courtesy photo.




Night at the Museum

When: Friday, Oct. 28, 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St., Manchester
Cost: $25
Visit: manchesterhistoric.org or call 622-7531




Spooky nightlife
Night at the Museum costume party returns

10/27/16
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Adults who want to get into the Halloween spirit without spending the evening at a bar can put on their best costume and head to the annual Night at the Museum.

The 21-plus event will be held at the Millyard Museum on Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 11 p.m. and will feature live music and dancing, a cash bar, a costume contest, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more. The event was also chosen by the Manchester Young Professionals Network to celebrate its 12th birthday.
“They asked us if they could piggyback on it, and we’re honored that they’ve chosen us for that specific occasion,” said John Clayton, executive director of the Manchester Historic Association, which coordinates the event. “There’s always a challenge [as a museum] to engage a younger community and population, so we think this will be a great opportunity for the group to see what we do here.”
Costumes are encouraged, Clayton said. Volunteers and members of the museum will be dressed up as prominent historical figures from Manchester or the surrounding community, and they’ll play the part, too.
“There will be someone dressed as Mother Frances Warde from the Sisters of Mercy,” Clayton said. “We’ll also have Officer William Moher, who was the first police officer to be killed in the line of duty in Manchester. … Industrialist and philanthropist Frank P. Carpenter will be there, and we’ll also have Grace Metalious, author of Peyton Place, as well as other figures from Manchester’s past.”
For a $25 admission ticket, visitors will have access to various galleries that will feature food, drinks, live music and a silent auction.
“The silent auction items will consist of a wide array of materials from Amoskeag Beverages,” Clayton said, adding that a Beer of the Month subscription, in which the winner receives a free case of beer every month for a year, will be returning as a raffle item. “We’ll also have historic prints from the museum’s gift shop, as well as countless restaurant gift certificates from independent restaurants in Manchester. … As opposed to getting other people to try to overbid their items, people can take it right then on their own bid.”
Several items will also be taken from the auction to be presented as prizes for the winners of each category in the costume contest, Clayton said. Categories include a prize for the scariest costume, the funniest costume, the best pairs or multiples costume, and the costume that best highlights a historic aspect of the city of Manchester.
All proceeds from the event will go to the general fund at the Manchester Historic Association, which includes funding field trips for the city’s schools as well as adding to the Millyard Museum’s historical collection.





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