Not only has the Aviation Museum installed itself in a 1937 art-deco building on the grounds of the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, but the inside is as beautiful as the outside. The museum focuses on events and artifacts relevant to aviation in New Hampshire. The museum can also be open to groups when not open to the public, simply call in advance and arrange a visit.
Located in the North End of the city, Stark Park lays spread over and impressive 30 acres (12.14 hectares). When it was opened in 1893, the Stark Park was one of the first such public facilities in the city, and it was named in the honor of General John Stark, a pivotal figure in the American Revolution, who was from Manchester, NH. The park is also the final resting place of the General, whose burial site lies in the park's center. Historically prominent, the park is also a popular recreational space for the locals, and features a playground, and walkways, and is also the venue for many community events.
Young and old Jews come to Chabad Lubavitch of New Hampshire synagogue for prayers and weekly events. The Sunday service is followed by breakfast and discussions; the evenings are reserved for a plunge into religious philosophy. After the prayers and service,do visit the in-house store to pick candles, books, tablecloth or jewelry. The synagogue also has it's own publication. For further details, check the website.
Most of the worshipers at Manchester Christian Church are common people striving to bring a positive change in life. They come here daily or only on Sundays to attend prayer service or the various events that take place. These events throw light on the Bible and it's teachings. Enroll your name for these. The church also has separate ministries for kids. For more details about this and other activities and events, you can visit the church's website.
Valley Cemetery has been around since 1840 and is built on 20 acres of land. Once upon a time it was a favorite place for people to picnic or walk, and has since fallen into some disrepair. Family mausoleums, large headstones and towering trees make up the park now and is still an informative and beautiful area to stroll with a great deal of charm. The Friends of the Valley Cemetery and Arboretum Group intends to restore the area to its former glory.
Come any Sunday to the First Congregational Church in Manchester and you will find yourself in the middle of a large gathering of people deeply engrossed in prayers. Built in 1879, the church takes pride not only in the music it plays during services but also in the church's architecture and the bond of friendship and love that bounds the worshipers to this shrine. Apart from prayers, the church conducts lessons in English for the people who have converted to Christianity, dining for the elderly, meals on wheels for the sick, computer classes for children and bible study and music activities for all. Choirs programs and events for adults and children are a highlight of the church. For more information on this and other details, please log on to the church website.
The Manchester City Library is the largest in New Hampshire and is a great place to find both book to read for fun or for a research project. Its large collection contains over a quarter million volumes. With a theater, access to the internet, and workstations, the library is a quiet place to relax or learn something new. The building itself was a gift from the Carpenter family in an effort to provide learning and education to all and was designed, like many of the buildings in town, by Edward L. Tilton.
Known for its open door policy, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Manchester is one of the few churches that welcomes people from all walks of life. The church itself is beautifully constructed. Though built in 1913, it still retains its charm and is impressive. It is a modern church both in thinking and worship. Regular church services are held and the church is actively involved in several community projects.The building is accessible for the handicap and wireless hearing aids are available for the hearing impaired. Visit this church for a new and enriching experience.
The Temple Adath Yeshurun (TAY) was founded with an intention to nurture Jewish life, culture and values by way of education and program. More than a place of worship the temple is a cultural center for the community. A wide array of events brings the community members from diverse lifestyles together. Annual holidays especially like Purim, Passover or Yom Kippur see large congregations and gathering with feasts, dinners, special prayers and cultural events.
Jewish families in Manchester look up to Temple Israel for help to acquaint their kids with Hebrew, Jewish culture, rituals and holidays. The temple teaches them the basic tenets by way of crafts, stories and games. While children learn things through fun, adults undergo a more in-depth course on Jewish scriptures and holy books on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Other days are chosen for fundraising activities like The Tree of Life and Memorial Plaques. You too can volunteer in one of these events. For more details about this and other things, you can contact the Rabbi who is always welcoming and open to inquiries.