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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!

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.

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.