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NM to host Art on the Bricks

Butterfly murals greet visitors in downtown North Manchester. Photo provided.
Butterfly murals greet visitors in downtown North Manchester. Photo provided.

The North Manchester Center for History invites you to our first Art on the Bricks event this Thursday, June 23 from 6 – 9 pm. Visitors will enjoy live entertainment and an art exhibit featuring artists from Northeast Indiana. 

Partnering with the Art Bank Studio, we have created an outdoor venue with lighting, colorful sails and our beautiful mariposas. Funding for this event has been provided by Visit Wabash County and Beacon Credit Union.

Art vendors will have a variety of items including jewelry, pottery, sculpture and fine art. Our musician, Brenda Eberly Horein, is a North Manchester native that has performed live for a number of years. Currently she is a guest artist at the Oliver Mansion in South Bend, IN.

Art on the Bricks is a new series created by the Center for History to encourage visitors to enjoy the outdoors via our 1900s brick paved alleyway. In 1903 the town board upgraded our downtown streets from dirt to brick acquired from Canton, Ohio. Our unique alleyway is one of the few places that the original brick remains exposed.

The museum plans to host a variety of events in this space including an October presentation by Dr. Jay Perry exploring the history of prohibition in Indiana. This will coincide with a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, “Hoosiers and Their Hooch”.

Members of the North Manchester Historical Society are invited to an oasis open during this gathering for a private reception. In the event of extreme weather the event will take place inside the museum.  

The Center for History is open Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The museum will be closed
July 3. Visit our website, for more information about our programs and exhibits.