About The Manheim Township Historical Society
Manheim Township Historical Society (MTHS) was established in 2004 and is a non-profit organization of volunteers and Manheim Township citizens interested in preserving the rich cultural heritage of our township.
The purpose of our organization is to preserve the history, lore, and historical heritage of Manheim Township; to create an interest in Township history and heritage, especially among the youth; to restore the Stoner House, as well as other buildings in the Township to their original character; to provide a depository for Township deeds, memorabilia, pictures, genealogies, historical papers, documents, books (including family Bibles), artifacts, and any other material deemed appropriate to save our rich cultural heritage.
The mission of the Manheim Township Historical Society is to preserve, create interest in, restore buildings and provide a depository for the historical heritage of Manheim Township.
The Manheim Township Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-proﬁt organization.
We welcome you to join us at 7PM on the last Tuesday of each month at the Historic Stoner House
The 2017-18 Manheim Township Historical Society Board
2017-18 Board of Directors
Deb has been an integral member of the MTHS and Stoner House restoration projection and is a Stoner Family descendant
Yes we have two! "Debbie" Frantz was born in Tulsa OK – BA Psychology Oklahoma City U – MA Psychology Temple U – Counselor Drug Detox Unit Philadelphia – Married Sam Mecum – Moved to Manheim Twp, Lancaster County – Two sons – Health food store mgr/vitamin salesperson - One daughter-in-law, one grandson – Avid organic gardener for years and years.
John is a founding member of the organization. He was the ﬁrst treasurer and previous president for several years with the passing of our ﬁrst president, Charlotte Fischer.
Doreen serves as our primary bank contact and is responsible for maintaining our bank and accounting records. Additionally Doreen is responsible for our event planning and spearheads our fundraising efforts.
Clarke is a descendant of the Stoner family and learned local historian. He served 15 years as a board member with the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, as is currently serving as chairman of the Museum Committee with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. He served nine years on the board of the Landis Valley Museum Associates. He is also currently on the board of the Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County and is the chairman of the Administrative Committee of the 1719 Hans Herr House.