Angel of the Battlefield - Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 2 pm

OCPHS’s 2014 “Small Talk” Lecture Series Presents:

Angel of the Battlefield
Presented by OCPHS member Annie Hunt
Sunday, September 21, 2014

$5 per person
Refreshments Provided


"A Night to Remember"

Join us for a benefit at the Lafayette Grand Banquet Facility

Saturday October 4, 2014 ~ 6 pm to 10 pm

Tickets $25 per person
Buffet Dinner, Live and Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Costume Contest, Cash Bar

1 Lafayette, Downtown Pontiac, MI 48342
(In the "Lafayette Room")

Do you have family members, friends or business associates who enjoy local history and the fast-paced fun of an auction? Consider sponsoring a table for your guests!

Call 248) 338-6732 for more information. Seating is limited so reserve your spot now!

Curiosity Sale Special Preview

Thursday, July 24th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

$5 admission – Refreshments Provided

Discover the many antiques, collectibles and other treasures offered for sale at our special preview event. Items not purchased this evening will be for sale the following Saturday at our Summer Ice Cream Social.

See you there!

Summer Ice Cream Social - Saturday, July 26th, 2014 - 11am - 5pm


Fun for the Whole Family!

-Tours of the Governor's Mansion
-Civil War Cannon fired on the Hour
-Gift Shop
-Curiosities Sale
-Quilt Raffle
-Free Secure On-site Parking

$5 per person/$10 per family of five
Admission includes free ice cream and cake!

Get Involved!

"Wisner Family" Portrait

Growth and Development Team Meeting - Next meeting: Thursday, August 14th at 9:30am.

Contact Sara at 248-338-6732 or with any questions or to RSVP. Thanks!

**We are always looking for talented people like yourself to volunteer at the Museum. If this is you, please contact us!

We also need help with:

-Creating a new website
-Collections management
-Docents & Tours
-Event Planning
-Fundraising/Grant Writing

Thank you for your continued support of OCPHS!

OCPHS is one of seventeen recipients of the Oakland County Government 2013 Casual Day Fund!


We are so thankful to be recognized for the second year in a row by the Oakland County Government's 2013 Casual Day Fund!

Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society: The Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society is open to members who are interested in preserving the history of Oakland County. It is the oldest active historical society in Michigan. Headquartered at Pine Grove, the former estate of Governor Moses Wisner in Pontiac, the Society works closely with Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, including recently on the commemorative “Oakland County in the Civil War” map. Charged with the preservation of Pine Grove, the Society oversees 4-1/2 acres of land, the Wisner mansion and several out-buildings, including a summer kitchen, outhouse, smokehouse and root cellar. In addition to the outbuildings, there is the Drayton Plains One Room School House and the Carriage House, which is home to the Research Library, office and the Pioneer Museum.

See the full story here:

In the News

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Our Historian, Charlie Martinez, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society's Annual Meeting. Congratulations Charlie!

New Hours of Operation

Hours may vary - please call ahead

Our hours may vary due to the schedules of our volunteers or due to inclement weather. To ensure that a volunteer will be here to assist you, please call ahead before visiting. As a general guideline, our office is now open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our Research Library is also open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Group Tours of Pine Grove must be arranged in advance.

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