Ray Berg

Phrenology, Ghosts, and burying grounds? MAHS meets Thursday

The Manchester Area Historical Society will hold its next general membership meeting on Thursday, October 12, 7 pm at the MAHS Kingsley-Jenter House, 302 E. Main. We’ll have a general update on ongoing activities and plans, followed by a program entitled “Manchester’s Old Burying Ground – Where Is It, Who’s There, What Happened? Phrenology, Ghosts, What […]

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Public invited to Historical Society meeting and cemetery tour

After successfully hosting our Sesquicentennial Celebration in August, the Manchester Area Historical Society, bolstered by the interest in local history shown by attendees, is inviting the public to join them on Thursday, September 14 at its next general membership meeting and a special walking tour of Oak Grove cemetery beforehand. The tour will begin at 6 pm […]

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Sesquicentennial recap – part 2

Continuing from our Part 1 article last week on the Sesquicentennial events held July 29 through August 7, we pick up with the Friday, August 4 happenings…. Friday, August 4, 2017 – Agri-Tour, Parade, Street Dance, Fire Department Open House The day’s events began with the Manchester Agri-Tour, a six-hour bus tour to five Manchester-area […]

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Sesquicentennial recap – part 1

What a great set of events over the last 10 days! On behalf of the Manchester Sesquicentennial Festival planning committee, THANK YOU to all who attended our series of activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Manchester as a village in the State of Michigan. We particularly thank the event organizers who worked […]

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Historical plaques installed in downtown Manchester

The Village of Manchester Downtown Development Authority recently completed the installation of eight historical plaques at key locations around the downtown area. These plaques were designed and funded by a grant from the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau, through its Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP). Their CTAP funding was partially matched by contributions from […]

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Sesquicentennial updates part 5

Continuing from our previous four articles in prior weeks, we continue with various details on the upcoming Manchester Sesquicentennial Celebration: 1. Sesquicentennial Brochure Available On-Line and Print We have completed our Sesquicentennial information brochure, a tri-fold containing the background of the Sesquicentennial, events schedule, products and services available, our Sesquicentennial sponsors to date, and links […]

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Sesquicentennial updates part 4

Continuing from our previous three articles in prior weeks, we continue with various details on the upcoming Manchester Sesquicentennial Festival: 1. Sesquicentennial Event Tickets and Merchandise Now Available! We are pleased to announce that River Raisin Antiques and Mercantile, 138 E. Main Street, is serving as a central point to purchase Sesquicentennial event tickets and […]

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Sesquicentennial updates part 3

Adding to our first two articles in prior weeks on the upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration, we offer the following additional information: 1. Historic Baseball Game, Saturday, August 5 On Saturday, August 5, at 3pm at Kirk Park, our very own Manchester Handlers take on the Chelsea Monitors in the first championship game of our regional 19th-century […]

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Sesquicentennial updates part 2

Adding to our first article last week on our upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration later this summer, we offer the following additional information: 1. Fashion Show/Luncheon and Tea, Saturday, July 29 July 29th marks the beginning of Manchester’s Sesquicentennial celebration with a Luncheon and Fashion Show at Manchester United Methodist Church. This event will feature fashions from […]

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Sesquicentennial updates

Manchester is six weeks away from our 150th anniversary celebration as a village! Here are some latest updates on the planning. Watch the Mirror each week for additional news. 1. Web Page and Facebook Please follow along on our Sesquicentennial web page, www.48158.com/150years, which contains information on planning meetings, schedule of events, areas where volunteer […]

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