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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!

Antique Coins and Local Bank Notes

Barry Kenyon, area resident and coin collector, will present a program. He will discuss coinage and explain banknotes of the 1837 era. Manchester notes will be on display.

Raising Honey Bees

Sharon Township resident, Steve Day will talk about his hobby. He raises honey bees for fun and the honey.

Annual Summer Picnic

Come help us celebrate summer! Pot luck dinner will be served. Come and bring a dish to pass. This will be our last regular meeting until September.

Tour of St. James United Church of Christ in Saline

St. James United Church of Christ, Saline, Michigan, will host the Manchester Area Historical Society meeting. They will conduct a tour of their historic church building and discuss it's history. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

United Confederate Veterans

Don Limpert will discuss the United Confederate Veterans from 1890-1951. Original pieces will be on display.

Annual Show and Tell

Members and public are invited to bring items to display and/or discuss. Bring something you are seeking info on or something you want to brag on. Refreshments will be served. No charge.

Pottery - Old to New

David Nelson, a local pottery instructor, will talk about the art. Old to modern pieces will be on display.

Manchester Businessmen 1880's--1930's

Manchester native and Man. Hist. Society member Howard Parr will present a program on local businessmen from 1880's to1930's. Refreshments will be served. Public is always welcome. No charge.

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.