CONTACT:           Manchester Historic Association

Jeffrey Barraclough, Assistant Executive Director –

(603) 622-7531 Ext. 306 

Manchester Historic Association Elects New Trustees 

Elm Street HistoryMANCHESTER, NH – At the recent annual meeting (May 28, 2014) of the Manchester Historic Association the organization’s members elected three new trustees of the organization. Mark BurnsPatricia Myers, and Susan Walsh were elected to serve four-year terms as new Trustees.

Mark Burns has been a member of the Manchester Historic Association for a number of years.   He is a senior sales executive with Wieczorek Insurance in Manchester.  A graduate of Bentley University, Mark is involved with the Manchester Rotary Club and has served as president, treasurer and a trustee.  He is a former director of the Manchester Boys and Girls Club and a Commissioner of the Manchester Fire Department.

Patricia Myers is a Manchester native with deep roots in the city.  She is the former executive director of Education and Health Organizations in Washington D.C. and has served on the board of the Manchester Historic Association in the past.  She has also served on the boards of the New Hampshire Historical Society, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, the Moffatt-Ladd House and Currier Museum of Art.  She currently serves on the board of the Strawberry Banke Museum.

Susan Walsh is a member of M5’s senior management team and is responsible for the direction and day to day operation of M5’s New Hampshire office.   She has been on the board of Centrix Bank since their launch in 1998 and has served as the “keeper of their brand” since day one.  She has been a member of the Go Red for Women Executive Leadership team and in 2013 and 2014 dedicated herself to the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year celebration.  She is currently on the board of Child Health Services.

Currently serving on the Manchester Historic Association Board of Trustees are: President Matthew J. Kfoury, Vice President Jeffrey J. Myrdek, Treasurer Christopher C. Pappas; Secretary Sara Shirley; Past President Judith K. Pence; Trustees Edward W. Brouder, Jr.,  Richard M. BunkerBonnie DohertyAttorney Craig S. DonaisRichard P. DuckoffKevin C. FinkeSean P. Flanagan, Therese Gesel-Towne, Ryan E. Gough,  Newton H. Kershaw III, Colleen G. Kurlansky, Arthur J. Lawrence, Jr., Tony Matos, Philip Pajakowski PhD; Sandra J. Reeves, and Kenneth R. Rhodes, and Trustees Emeritus Donald E. Gardner, Kathleen Mirabile, and Toni H. Pappas.

Founded in 1896, the Manchester Historic Association is a private tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization with the mission to collect, preserve and share the history of Manchester, New Hampshire. The Association’s Millyard Museum is located at 200 Bedford Street in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The organization’s Research Center is located at 129 Amherst Street in the Victory Park Historic District. The Research Center is open to the public on Saturdays 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and by appointment.  Please call (603) 622-7531 for more information, or visit the website