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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!
A Show and Tell meeting at the Village Room at the Village Hall at our regular starting time of 7:30 PM.
So search around to find something interesting to bring to show to the other attendees and tell them about it. If you have something and you are not sure of its identity or use, you might bring it and maybe another attendee can provide information about it.
We shall meet at the Blacksmith Shop at 7:30 PM for an orientation and explanation of the MAHS process to catalog MAHS artifacts. This informational meeting anticipates a work session at the Blacksmith Shop at the 14 March, 2013 General Membership meeting, at which, we plan to catalog and organize more of the MAHS artifacts.
We shall also initiate discussion and planning regarding the question raised last year, "Where is the MAHS going?" and along with that query, "How does it get there?"
Cultural Art Strings invites you to an evening of jazz with Chelsea Center for the Arts jazz faculty. $15 donation at door. For reserved seats, call (734) 223-6876. Proceeds benefit Manchester Cultural Art Strings Youth Scholarship Fund.
The next Manchester Area Historical Society (MAHS) meeting will be the annual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Carol Sing. The meeting, commonly called Cookies & Carols, will be at the Sharon United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, December 13th, starting at 7:30 PM.
Like all other MAHS meetings, Cookies & Carols is open to non-members as well as members of the MAHS. Attendees should bring sufficient cookies for snacking and sharing during the exchange part of the meeting. Luther Schaible will provide the music for the carols so bring your fine singing voice and expect a fun time. Some plates and plastic wrap or some plastic bags will be available so attendees can take some cookies home and, as in the past, we'll collect financial donations for Manchester Family Services. Punch and coffee will be provided.
Ray Berg will present a program entitled, "Additional Research Findings Concerning the Founding of Manchester by John Gilbert."
Laura Sutton will present a program entitled, "History of Emanuel Church." Light refreshments will be served after the program.
Karl Schmid will present a program entitled, "A Brief History of Negro League Baseball and More". Light refreshments will be served after the program.
Local historian and longtime area resident, Howard Parr, shares some highlights from his new original book, Farm Stories from Manchester, Michigan. Come relive a bit of Manchester's past, "down on the farm" style. Light refreshments will be served after the program. (Howard has also graciously agreed to let us publish his stories on this site, so stay tuned!) The program will be in the lower level of Manchester Village Hall, 912 City Rd., Manchester, Michigan.
Sheryl Ernst Purol will present her program, "In the Dead of Night," the story of how her family left Russia to move to Manchester. Light refreshments will be served following the program.
Gerry Wykes will present the program, "Bootlegging Days and Rum Running on the Detroit River" at 7:30p in the Village Room at the Manchester Village Hall.