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MHP, Inc. Timeline

Below are the major events that occurred since MHP Inc was formed. Lower on the page is the future plans for Manfred. For a complete history of restoration, visit our restoration page and see the progress of each building.

  • Vang placed on National Register June 21

  • Manfred Days held July 14th and 15th

  • Manfred Heritage Museum established July 25

  • Staffing of museum in May-Sept. begins

  • Melby Heritage Society (MHS) founded

  • Rural Vestige Alliance (RVA) founded

2006

2000

2002

2004

2013

2011

  • 90th Anniversary of Fagurland Sons of Norway celebration

  • Dedication of school and Hotel Johnson

  • Featured speaker at Christian Women

2017

  • MHP hires 3 summer interns

  • MHP holds 1st annual Pioneer Festival

2015

  • MHP, Inc. added to AmazonSmiles

  • Past Perfect software installed

  • KFYR Radio and made tourism brochures

  • Consultant hired thru Assessment grant

2019

2021

2023

2001

  • MHP, INC. founded July 25th 2000

  • Vang Church featured in Churches of the High Plains

  • Manfred placed on National Registry

  • Merger of Manfred non-profit committees

  • Installation of 12 interpretive panels

2018

2016

  • Manfred community receives the 2011 “Preservation Excellence” by PND

  • Grant from SHSND to RVA for School

  • Manfred in Vol. 2 of Ghosts of ND

2010

2012

2003

2005

  • “Preservation Success Story for 2002”

  • First grant for Manfred

  • Johnson-Ostrem Preservation Founded

  • Celebration Centennial of Vang church

  • RVA purchases school and Solheim House

2014

  • Manfred hosts its 2nd annual pioneer festival

Future Plans

2020

2022

5 Years​

  • Post Office and Ostrem House exhibits open

  • Comfort Station installed

10 years

  • Hiring of full-time paid employee

  • Hotel Johnson possibly open for business

  • Solheim House possibly serving as B&B