Amoskeag Manufacturing Co

Derry Public Library is happy to present The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company – A History of Enterprise on the Merrimack River on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm.

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In this illustrated talk, Manchester author Aurore Eaton will introduce her new book about the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company and its 105-year history. This innovative corporation developed Manchester as a planned city, and built the massive mile-long mill yard along the Merrimack River that still defines the city’s landscape. The talk will include a look at the company’s water power canal system; its manufacturing of cotton gingham and other textiles; its immigrant labor force; and dramatic incidents in its history. Ms. Eaton is the former executive director of the Manchester Historic Association and of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Historical Society. She writes the weekly “Looking Back” column in the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Aurore Eaton has researched and promoted the history of her hometown, Manchester, New Hampshire, for over twenty-five years. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire and studied theatre design at Dartmouth College in Hanover New Hampshire. Aurore has worked in public relations, public programs, and management for several nonprofit organizations, and is the former Executive Director of the Cambridge (Massachusetts) Historical Society and the Manchester Historic Association. Aurore’s popular weekly history column, Looking Back, has appeared in the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper since 2011. She lives with her husband, Scott Eaton, in former Amoskeag Manufacturing Company workers’ housing.

Be sure to mark the date for this fascinating glimpse at an important moment in local history! Come to Derry Public Library on Wednesday, September 16, at 6:30 pm. Registration for this free program is not required.

For more information call the Library at 432-6140

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