NORTH MANCHESTER – The North Manchester Center for History is open to the public with free admission during North Manchester’s FunFest by the River, Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New window exhibits are on display, along with a special display of photographs celebrating Timbercrest’s 125th anniversary. A newly restored painting by Logansport artist Wilson Beery is on display. It depicts a raft on the Wabash River near the spot where the Eel empties into the Wabash.  
The center hosts travelling exhibits from the Indiana Historical Society three times each year. During FunFest and weekdays through Aug. 28, the exhibit Auto Indiana will be on display.
It covers inventors and innovators like Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor, automakers like Studebaker and Duesenberg and the ties between automobiles and the development of many other related industries. It also covers how the automobile became part of American Dream and popular culture, from movies to making personal memories.
Aug, 9, Carol Miller reads her new children’s book, “Tuffy and His Funny Farm Animal Stories,” about the farm pets Miller had as a child, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Miller will autograph any books sold during FunFest.
Also that day, the Thomas Marshall House will be open to the public with free admission.  The Marshall House, located on Market Street next to the library, is the birthplace of Thomas R. Marshall, Indiana governor and vice president of the United States.