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WEST VIRGINIA EXCURSION?
September 21-23, 2016, led by Bernie Ferringer
Music & Railroads!
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Old-Fashioned Christmas, Dec. 12, 2015
Interior Views at the Marshall
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NMHS Monthly Meeting--
Monday, August 8, 2016
Schutz Brothers: Horse Tack Since 1946
Mitch Schutz, Presenter
6:40 p.m. Timbercrest Assembly Room
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North Manchester Center
Facade Changes in
1960s Oppenheim's - 3 Buildings (above)
1920s Oppenheim's Brick Fronts Hidden by Siding
1920s Facade Restored: August 2016
The Center for History
Other times by appointment.
$3 Admission; free for NMHS members
122 E. Main St., North Manchester, IN 46962
Meet Our Staff
What's New? What's Old? What's Up?
Follow us on
slides of the
former Acme School, located
just west of North Manchester on
St. Rd. 114.
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About Recent Projects of the
Historic Homes Preservation Group
Major Sponsors were: Beacon Credit Union,
Manchester University, Poet Biorefining,
1946 OPPENHEIM'S MONSTER SALE ON HOSIERY
2000 Pairs of Nylon Hose Sold in 2
PEABODY'S SINGING TOWER LISTED ON
NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
Part of North Manchester's skyline since the 1930s, the
Peabody Retirement Community's Singing Memorial Tower is
110-foot commanding presence. Commissioned by Thomas
Peabody and designed by well-known architect Charles R.
Weatherhogg, the Tower has served as a significant local
landmark since 1937. The "Singing Tower" is now listed
on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.READ MORE
Local Pioneer Cemeteries Restored
Krisher Cemetery, Chester
Twp., Wabash Co. READ
Greenwood Cemetery, Chester
Twp., Wabash Co.
THE INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NORTH MANCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY AS
On December 7, 2009, the Indiana Historical Society
recognized the North Manchester Historical Society as
for the year 2009 in Indiana. We are extremely
proud to have received this annual state-wide award.
Everyone is to be congratulated for their hard work and
continuing efforts. This special recognition is given
annually to a local or county historical society,
organization or site in Indiana "which has demonstrated
remarkable public services and programs to its
community." The awards dinner and ceremony took place in
the Eli Lilly Hall of the Indiana Historical Society
building in Indianapolis.
Pictured in the middle of above photo is Tom Hoback,
Board of Trustees Chair of the IHS. On the left is Nancy
J. Reed, Director of the Center for History, and on the
right is Bill Eberly, NMHS President (2009).
ACCESSIONS AT THE CENTER FOR HISTORY
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence
NMHS President Mary Chrastil On IHS
December 2, 2013
Covered Bridge Major Repairs
SEE "UNCOVERED" BRIDGE, OCTOBER 2013
PRESS RELEASES -
Did You Know...
on this link and discover
fascinating historical facts and
other remarkable nuggets of info
relating to the North Manchester
Manchester, Indiana, 1985
ABC TV Network Coverage on
Good Morning America with
Steve Fox, David Hartman & Joan
Manchester's Main & Walnut Streets
VIEWS & PROGRESS
FINISHED SCENES IN 2013
CURTAIN WAS RESTORED
AND UNVEILED ON MAY
AT THE CENTER FOR HISTORY
PROGRAM COMMENCED AT 7 P.M.
included comic opera
given by Manchester College
commercial advertising, curtain is
more than 100 years old!
TRAVELING IHS EXHIBITS FEATURED
Make sure you see the Traveling
at the Center for
A Recent Exhibition
Hoosiers & Their
Fall's exhibit (Sep 1-Oct
The current exhibit examines
Center for History
Tenth Year Anniversary
FOR THE MILLER BARN ROOM
AT THE CENTER FOR HISTORY
On April 2, 2010 the
Miller Family was recognized for their generous
gift to the Center for History of a remarkable
collection of antique farm equipment. Gathered
together for this red ribbon cutting ceremony
were relatives and friends of Harold and Eleanor
along with members of the
North Manchester Historical Society and
representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and
Indiana Historical Society.
CHAMBER HONORS NMHS
"SPIRIT OF THE COMMUNITY" AWARD
Pictured, front, l-r, Ferne
Baldwin, Debbie Chinworth, Mike Mckee,
Karl Merritt; back, Joyce Joy, Darlene Bucher,
For more photos and
articles about the IHS and Chamber of Commerce
DEWITT AUTO IN 2009 FUNFEST
Reahard pilots the high-wheeling DeWitt auto
replica in the 2009 FunFest parade on Main
Street. Enjoying the chauffeured ride are
Bill and Eloise Eberly. Bill in 2009 was
President of the North Manchester Historical
John Knarr, photographer.
TWO DEWITT REPLICAS NOW ON EXHIBIT
Have you seen both replica models
of the DeWitt automobile at the Center for History?