2018 Annual Meeting

    Be sure to attend the 2018 meeting of the Mantua Restoration Society this Saturday, April 28th, at the Mantua Center School building.  We will gather as usual at noon for a snack before the meeting starts at ONE O'CLOCK P.M.  We will elect officers for the coming year, and Teri Vechery will speak about where we've been, where  we are, and where we're going in our ongoing efforts to aid the township trustees in making our grand building back into the center of the community, and into a community center.

      We anticipate having an update on the ongoing saga of the ELEVATOR PROJECT, which is progressing so slowly and so frustratingly for all concerned. 

     After the meeting, stay for a great potluck repast and visit and ask questions and offer YOUR SUGGESTIONS for the Community Center  and other uses for the building. We hope to see you at noon this Saturday, April 28th, at the Mantua Center School building.

Tell Us Your Stories!

We'd love to hear and share your Tales of Mantua Center School.  They can be about anything you remember: a favorite teacher, a prank, a snowball fight, (are kids still allowed to have those?) or almost anything else.  We'll try hard not to embarrass anyone, and you can always request to remain anonymous (although the statute of limitations has long since expired!).  Please tell your friends about this because we'd like to keep that page full and we see it as a possible way to reconnect with long-lost classmates from Mantua Center School days.

All stories can be submitted through our Contact Us page.


On September 5th, 2013, the National Park Service placed our Mantua Center School building on the National Register of Historic Places. Since the N.P.S. is in charge of such wonders as Yos-

emite, Yellowstone, Denali, the Everglades, and the Redwoods, it is no wonder that they recognize beauty and worth when they see it. This is a very big step forward for our building!  

     This placement opens the way for Federal grants for historic preservation and renovation at a time when communities and governments across the country recognize the economic value of  renovating these buildings.  From rural communities to major  cities, these solid buildings continue to serve their communities' needs.

     All of us in MaRSI must, and will, pursue every avenue of funding available to us and, like the" Minutemen" of old, stand ever ready to lend our minds, our hearts, and our energies to the task of refurbishing the jewel at our township's heart and making it, once again, the heart of our community.  WE CAN DO THIS!