August 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Joseph K. Manchester, Civil War ancestral relative of many area Manchesters. It seems fitting to honor this anniversary with a Manchester family gathering. With this commemorative event in mind a get-together of Manchester family members is in the planning stages for August 3, 2013, to be held at the Little Meetinghouse in North Windham, Maine.
The event will begin around 11 a.m. and will include a presentation about Joseph based on his letters found in the North Windham farmhouse, a luncheon buffet, outdoor and field games for the young and young at heart. Of necessity there will be a charge. It will be determined by expenses to cover cost of food, rental and set-up items, and similar costs and will be provided in later information.
There are many Manchester descendants in the Windham, Gorham, Westbrook, Bridgton region and it is hoped that this occasion will prompt many to attend and to share family stories and genealogical information; guests are invited to bring information and photos.
If you are interested in this August family gathering please do send an e-mail to David or Carol Manchester at firstname.lastname@example.org. At this time we are trying to determine interest and welcome an e-mail and/or note from you. Our mailing address is PO Box 218, Windham, Maine, 04062.