MTHS is established to preserve and document the history of Manchester Township in York County, Pennsylvania. While we work closely with the Manchester Township authority, as well as other organizations, we are an independent, nonprofit group composed of township residents bound together by an interest in our local history.


Our mission is to gather information from any available records along with individual personal interpretations of township history. Further, we disseminate historic information to the public in a useful and interesting manner including publications, workshops, and seminars.


Our vision is to encourage owners of historic property, whether in the form of documents, artifacts, or architecture, to consider preservation. We are eager to interact with local organizations, groups, and individuals seeking historical information about the rich heritage of our township.


While MTHS operates with a relatively small committee of volunteers, we have a much larger group of residents and historians scattered throughout the township and beyond. These folks comprise the “Friends of MTHS.” By joining our e-mail list, they keep in touch with current research projects and learn how they can share their own interests with ongoing research. The Friends of MTHS mail list is an easy-on/easy-off list that connects with historians who want to keep in touch with us. Since we can no longer pull up a cracker barrel around the wood stove, e-mail sharing is the next best thing! There is no fee, no membership, no commitment. Just give us your address and your approval to add you to the list. We’ll keep you informed of new steps in uncovering Manchester Township history.So, if you want to join us in this search for our collective history, send an email to ManTwpHistory@gmail.com. Just say, “Sign me up!”


MTHS is eager to share oral history with township residents who can relate stories of their past. Donations, or copies, of documents, photographs, and other historical memorabilia are welcome additions to the Maxine Lumsargis Memorial Library.
The Society normally meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month, September through May, at Johnston Park, 2985 Lewisberry Road. Our monthly meetings are open to the public.
Follow our “MTHS News” page for meeting information and other news. Contact us at ManTwpHistory@gmail.com.