Press Release-January 2014



Historical Society Annual Meeting and Studebaker Movie


On Monday, January 13, the North Manchester Historical Society will hold its annual Members’ Meeting in the Assembly Room at Timbercrest.  The meeting will begin at 6:40 p.m.


The brief business meeting will include reports on the activities of the Historical Society for the past year and election of new board members.  Monthly programs for 2014 will also be announced. 


After the business meeting, the audience will be treated to a video about the Studebaker family, outlining their progress from being blacksmiths to becoming one of the Big Four automobile manufacturers in the US.   The Studebaker name became synonymous with making products of unparalleled quality and giving 100% satisfaction in their business transactions.  Raised German Baptists (Brethren Dunkards), they followed the Golden Rule in their business practices.  Their company motto was, “Always give more than you promise.”


While South Bend was the center of the Studebaker Company, family members had ties across northern Indiana, including North Manchester.  Join us to learn their secrets to success and to see what the North Manchester Center for History has in its collection that the Studebaker Museum in South Bend would love to possess!


The program will be held in the Assembly Room of Timbercrest Senior Living Community, 2201 East Street, at 6:40 p.m.  There is no cost for the program, which is free to the public.  All are welcome. 


While many attend only the program, the public is also invited to come to the Assembly Room at 6 p.m. for a meal prior to the presentation.  For those who wish to attend the dinner, reservations must be made no later than noon on Friday, January 10.  The cost of the meal is $8.50.  Reservations may be made by calling Mary at 260-982-1813, Evelyn at 260-982-6777, or the Center for History at 260-982-0672.