Due to high demand, historian Willie Payne and the Oakland County Historical Society will conduct a second Underground Railroad Historic Site Tour. You will explore sites in Pontiac, Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, Farmington and Detroit used to harbor southern fugitive slaves and hear stories of how local abolitionists helped them
Saddle Up! . A Dinner & Auction to benefit Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society, Pine Grove Historical Museum and the Wisner House. When: Friday, October 5, 2018 6 P.M. – 10 p.m. Where: Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility 1 Lafayette, Downtown Pontiac Buffet Dinner/Cash Bar Live & Silent Auctions Tickets: $40 per person
Our barn is on the move! Well, almost. Here are some progress shots taken today (Tuesday, August 21). The addition on the side of the barn, which is not historic – gone, although we’re saving the pieces for use in reassembling the barn. The hayloft is off and we’re on
Yesterday, OCPHS contracted with Stitt Barn Preservation in Hesperia, Michigan to disassemble the barn. The barn will not be fully disassembled – it will be cut into sections for transport and storage. Stitt is a family business,with a long record of preserving, repairing and moving barns. Check them out on Facebook
Casual discussion about the buildings at Pine Grove – a little about the house, the schoolhouse, the carriage house, and a browse through some old albums.
Our Annual Giving Campaign is under way! Please click here to donate! With lots of options for giving this year, we hope you’ll give generously to support our work in maintaining and sharing Pine Grove and Oakland County’s history. We’re going places!
Well now we’ve done it. We’ve expanded our library working hours. More time to research, more time to do stuff! Our research library is now open Wednesday evenings until 8 PM! So come see us – the coffee’s on!
All of us here at Pine Grove, home of the Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society, wish you a joyous Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year! We will be closed Christmas week to celebrate with our families. We hope to see you again to start the new year when
It’s a snow day! The Pine Grove campus is closed today due to snow. In general, when Pontiac Schools close due to snow, so do we. Have a great day!
Our annual Victorian Open House is a major fundraiser for us, and a wonderful Holiday season event. See this page for details!