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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!

Survival of the Holocaust: A Non-Jewish Experience

Local resident, Zofia Sibinski, will tell her story of survival and life.

Annual Show and Tell meeting

Bring in something you want to display and share info on (family history, new purchase, or a prized possession). You can also bring an item you need information on. Our members have a lot of knowledge and are happy to share it. Non-members are always invited.

Manchester Cemeteries

Members and guests will discuss area cemeteries. Public is invited to participate with questions or comments.

Local Area G.A.R. Posts

Don Limpert, a well known local resident, will present a program on G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) posts in our area. Lots of information on these Union Army veterans of the Civil War. Original documents and pictures will be displayed.


Members, Darrel & Betty Suhre are hosting our annual picnic this year. The theme will be weddings. Bring pictures or any other items you want to share. It will be fun seeing what people looked like on their day. This is a pot luck event so bring a dish to pass too.

Touring Historic Italy

Local residents Doug Howell and David Glaser will talk about their recent trip to Italy. Historic sites will be discussed and pictures displayed.

Heirloom Fruit Orchard and Grafting

Mike Dority, a Freedom Township resident will talk about his orchard, preserving old varieties, and grafting. Public is invited and there is no charge.

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.