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MAHS strives to make Manchester area history interesting, useful and meaningful to the citizens of today. Please join us for one of our regular monthly meetings, held September through June, the second Thursday of the month, 7:30p, at the Village Room, Manchester Village Hall.

Our meetings are informal and include presentations on a wide variety of interesting topics representing a mix of local, state and national themes. Everyone is welcome, and attending a meeting is an excellent way to get started on your own journey into history!

Additional Research Findings Concerning the Founding of Manchester by John Gilbert

Date & Time: 
10 May 2012 7:30pm

Ray Berg will present a program entitled, "Additional Research Findings Concerning the Founding of Manchester by John Gilbert."

History of Emanuel Church

Date & Time: 
12 Apr 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Laura Sutton will present a program entitled, "History of Emanuel Church." Light refreshments will be served after the program.

A Brief History of Negro League Baseball and More

Date & Time: 
8 Mar 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Karl Schmid will present a program entitled, "A Brief History of Negro League Baseball and More". Light refreshments will be served after the program.

Farm Stories from Manchester, Michigan

Date & Time: 
9 Feb 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Local historian and longtime area resident, Howard Parr, shares some highlights from his new original book, Farm Stories from Manchester, Michigan. Come relive a bit of Manchester's past, "down on the farm" style. Light refreshments will be served after the program. (Howard has also graciously agreed to let us publish his stories on this site, so stay tuned!) The program will be in the lower level of Manchester Village Hall, 912 City Rd., Manchester, Michigan.

In the Dead of Night

Date & Time: 
12 Jan 2012 7:30pm

Sheryl Ernst Purol will present her program, "In the Dead of Night," the story of how her family left Russia to move to Manchester. Light refreshments will be served following the program.

Bootlegging Days and Rum Running on the Detroit River

Date & Time: 
10 Nov 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Gerry Wykes will present the program, "Bootlegging Days and Rum Running on the Detroit River" at 7:30p in the Village Room at the Manchester Village Hall.

Drinking Tea, Types, and Serving

Date & Time: 
12 May 2011 7:30pm - 9:39pm

Local residents/tea merchants Terry and Edna Ensign will tell us everything there is to know about tea. Public is welcome and refreshments will follow. Manchester Village Hall, 912 City Rd. Lower level, use rear parking lot.

APRIL MEETING "Excavating a Freedom Township Midden"

Date & Time: 
14 Apr 2011 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Our April meeting will feature Ray Berg, a local resident and historian. Ray will discuss middens, how to find them and what you find in them. There could be surprises just like in actual middens. Thursday April 14th., Manchester Village Hall, 912 City Rd. Public is always welcome. Refreshments to follow. No charge

Lower level off rear parking lot

Small Town Living by Local Author/Professor

Date & Time: 
10 Mar 2011 7:30pm - 9:45pm

Brenda Marshall will talk about life in Manchester and other small towns. She is a college Professor who recently published her second novel, "Dakota, Or Whats a Heaven For". The book is historical fiction set in 1800s Dakota Territory. Public is always invited and refreshments will follow. NO CHARGE. Manchester Village Hall, 912 City Rd.

Making Custom Pool Cues and Life In Manchester

Date & Time: 
10 Feb 2011 7:30pm - 9:50pm

Local resident Dennis Dieckman will talk about life in Manchester and his business of making and repairing custom pool cues. Public is always invited and refreshments will follow. No charge. Manchester Village Hall, 912 City Rd.