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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!

DECEMBER MEETING--Annual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Carole Sing

Date & Time: 
10 Dec 2009 7:30pm - 9:45pm

This meeting is always a lot of fun. Everyone is invited to participate. Bring enough cookies to share during the singing and some for selling before we leave. Cookies remaining at the end of the evening are sold by free will donation and all the money is given to Manchester Family Services. We will meet in the new Fellowship Hall at Sharon United Methodist Church. The Hall is the new building behind the church at M-52 and Pleasant Lake Rd. Luther Schaible is providing the musical accompanyment.

Annual "Show and Tell" meeting

Date & Time: 
12 Nov 2009 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Once a year we have a meeting where members and visitors are invited to bring in their favorite items. Antiques, collectables, Historic, or anything unusual qualifies. These can be for display and sharing your knowledge or things you are seeking information on. The public is invited and everyone is welcome to participate.

Outdoor Model Trains

Date & Time: 
8 Oct 2009 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Local resident Gerald Shaw will share his hobby with us. Gerald builds and collects garden scale model trains. Our meetings are open to the public and there is no charge.

Connections - The Links to Manchester's Early Development

Date & Time: 
7 May 2009 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Ray Berg, society member and local historian will talk about people and events that caused Manchester Village to be where it is. Public is invited and there is no charge.

April Program has been cancelled

Date & Time: 
9 Apr 2009 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Our April program is cancelled due to conflicts with Maundy Thursday church services on our usual second Thursday meeting night. Our calendar shows the meeting on the third Thursday, but an error was made in scheduling which prevents this. The Iditarod program will be rescheduled on a future date.

Sharon Township Nature Show

Clark Spike, a former Sharon Township resident, will present a slide show on nature's beauty. Flora and fauna of Michigan.

Early Methodists in Southern Michigan

Pastor Peter Harris of Sharon United Methodist Church will talk about the early Methodist from this area. Public is invited to attend. Refreshments served. No charge.

Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange

Our annual Christmas cookie exchange and carol sing.

Luminaria Sales!

Help light the way for the child of peace, joy and love! Luminaria supplies (bags, candles and sand) are on sale.

Luminaria Sales!

Help light the way for the child of peace, joy and love! Luminaria supplies (bags, candles and sand) are on sale.