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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!

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Date & Time: 
14 Dec 2017 7:00pm

We will be having our regular monthly meeting on Thursday evening, December 14, 7:00 PM at the Kingsley-Jenter House, 302 E. Main.

Our meeting this month is our annual Christmas celebration. We are featuring a guest appearance by the Dodworth Duo, who will lead a sing-a-long program featuring 19th century music and stories. Many of you may have attended their performance at the Blacksmith Shop last spring, and the Gazebo performance of the full Dodworth Saxhorn Band during our Sesquicentennial celebration. This will be a most entertaining evening, courtesy of the Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization!

It is also our annual Cookie Exchange! Please bring a plate of cookies to share with our fellow attendees. Drinks will be provided by Ray and Karen Berg.

We'll have a very short business meeting prior to the beginning of the concert.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Ray Berg

Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings Concert Series: House Concert Guest Band

Date & Time: 
23 Apr 2016 7:30pm

The Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings presents the House Concert Guest Band performing a music program at the MAHS Blacksmith Shop at 324 E. Main in Manchester on fourth Saturdays, beginning at 7:30 PM. Upcoming concerts are listed below. Tickets can be purchased on www.Eventbrite.com, or at the door.

Further information is available from
Aileen Rohwer, Director, Cultural Art Strings
Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization
Manchester, MI
734.223.6876
www.riverfolkarts.org

Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings Concert Series: House Concert Guest Band

Date & Time: 
26 Mar 2016 7:30pm

The Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings presents the House Concert Guest Band performing a music program at the MAHS Blacksmith Shop at 324 E. Main in Manchester on fourth Saturdays, beginning at 7:30 PM. Upcoming concerts are listed below. Tickets can be purchased on www.Eventbrite.com, or at the door.

Further information is available from
Aileen Rohwer, Director, Cultural Art Strings
Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization
Manchester, MI
734.223.6876
www.riverfolkarts.org

Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings Concert Series: The Sugar Snaps

Date & Time: 
27 Feb 2016 7:30pm

The Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings presents the Sugar Snaps, a classic jazz voice and guitar combo, at the MAHS Blacksmith Shop at 324 E. Main in Manchester on fourth Saturdays, beginning at 7:30 PM. Upcoming concerts are listed below. Tickets can be purchased on www.Eventbrite.com, or at the door.

Further information is available from
Aileen Rohwer, Director, Cultural Art Strings
Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization
Manchester, MI
734.223.6876
www.riverfolkarts.org

Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings Concert Series: CutTime Productions

Date & Time: 
23 Jan 2016 7:30pm

The Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings presents CutTime Productions performing a program of classical music at the MAHS Blacksmith Shop at 324 E. Main in Manchester on fourth Saturdays, beginning at 7:30 PM. Upcoming concerts are listed below. Tickets can be purchased on www.Eventbrite.com, or at the door. 

Further information is available from
Aileen Rohwer, Director, Cultural Art Strings
Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization
Manchester, MI 
734.223.6876
www.riverfolkarts.org

Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings Concert Series: Sel de Terre

Date & Time: 
28 Nov 2015 7:30pm

The Riverfolk Cultural Art Strings presents Sel de Terre performing a program of cajun music at the MAHS Blacksmith Shop at 324 E. Main in Manchester on fourth Saturdays, beginning at 7:30 PM. Upcoming concerts are listed below. Tickets can be purchased on www.Eventbrite.com, or at the door. 

Further information is available from
Aileen Rohwer, Director, Cultural Art Strings
Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization
Manchester, MI 
734.223.6876
www.riverfolkarts.org

19th Century German Immigration

Date & Time: 
12 Nov 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Society will hold its next general membership meeting on Thursday, November 12, beginning at 7:30 PM, at the Sharon United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 19890 Pleasant Lake Road (intersection of M-52 and Pleasant Lake Road). In addition to a talk on 19th century German immigration into the area, we will hear updates on the purchase of the former Borek-Jennings Funeral Home for the Society’s new headquarters and museum, and our plans for opening the Blacksmith Shop during the Manchester Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, December 5.

Please join us for a very interesting evening!

Bethel Church: 175 Years Young

Date & Time: 
14 May 2015 7:00pm

The May meeting of the Manchester Area Historical Society is being held at Bethel United Church of Christ located at 10425 Bethel Church Road in Freedom Township on May 14, 2015 at 7:00 P.M.. Bethel UCC is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its founding this year.

We will be welcomed by Rev. David Bucholtz. We will tour Bethel's cemetery, sanctuary and church hall. There will be special presentations on Bethel's pipe organ and stained glass windows as well as a couple of 175 second sound bytes on Bethel's past. Following the tours and presentations, refreshments will be served!

Growing Up in the Fountain-Bessac House

Date & Time: 
9 Apr 2015 7:30pm

Ann Walton will present a program entitled, "Growing Up in the Fountain-Bessac House," on March 9, 2015, at the Sharon United Methodist Fellowship Hall, NW corner of Pleasant Lake Road and M-52.

Planning for the Future - Phase 2

Date & Time: 
8 Jan 2015 7:30pm

Ray Berg will lead and moderate a discussion about planning for the future of the Manchester Area Historical Society, Phase 2. Have some good ideas? Come and share them.