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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.

Purpose Statement

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.

Mission Statement

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. 

Monthly Meetings

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 Frantz

President

Deb Frantz

Deb has been an integral member of the MTHS and Stoner House restoration projection and is a Stoner Family descendant

Debbie Frantz

Vice President

Debbie Frantz

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 Snyder

Secretary

John Snyder

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 Kreiner

Treasurer

Doreen Kreiner

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 Hess

Historian

Clarke Hess

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.