Membership

Our society is self supporting, and we rely on memberships and other activities to support our facilities and programs. Currently, we have over 300 members. Membership benefits include free on-site use of the Research Library, discounted rates for research by phone, email, or mail, and a subscription to our quarterly

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Volunteers

Dedicated volunteers are crucial to the success of OCPHS! Volunteers give literally thousands of hours each year, serving as guides, librarians, carpenters, gardeners, office workers, and event helpers, among other duties. Our volunteer Board of Directors manages the organization and ensures that we promote and preserve Pine Grove and Oakland

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Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors manages the organization and oversees our mission of promoting and preserving Pine Grove and Oakland County history. Board members are elected for three year terms at the Annual Meeting in May. Officers are selected by the Board and serve for one year terms. The Board

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Mission

The Society, founded in 1874, originally resolved “to collect and preserve things of the past, present, and future appertaining to the county which will delight and instruct the present and future inhabitants.”   Over time, the mission and activity of the Society has become more focused. We provide educational and

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The Society

We are a non-profit, member-based, 501(c)3 organization not affiliated with any governmental unit. Our work is supported by modest annual membership dues, program fees, corporate and grant support, and tax-deductible donations. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in promoting and preserving the county’s history. Learn more about the

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The History of the Society

On Wednesday, February 22, 1860, a meeting of the “Old Settlers” of Oakland County was held at the Court House on Saginaw Street in Pontiac to hear an address by the Honorable Thomas J. Drake on the early history of the county. However, it was not until September 1874 that

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