Manvel History Project

With the exciting partnership of Friends of the Library and, we are collecting all kinds of interesting stories from our city’s past. With exclusive access for Friends of Manvel Members, an entire database of Manvel’s unique history is right at your fingertips.

What You'll Find


From the pioneer days to today, see how Manvel shrunk to almost a ghost town in the 1970s and then came roaring back.


We’ve already started sitting down with citizens of Manvel for a collection of interviews and stories in video format. 


An invaluable archive of photographs, news articles, and other documents from our past. 

Stock Photos

All the B-Roll photography taken to illustrate our videos are made available to our members to use in their own advertising. This is a benefit of being a member and also helps promote commerce in our city!

Want to Contribute?

If you have a story to tell, photos or video of Manvel from years past, or any other valuable information regarding the city and its residents, we’d love to hear from you!


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Manvel History Project


Memberships start for as little as $15/year for seniors and students, $20/year for individuals.