The Last Confederate Soldier: April 12 Small Talk

Alabama Infantry Veteran P.R. Crump

Member Larry Hathcock, president of the Michigan Regimental Civil War Round Table and a frequent speaker at OCPHS, will share the story of P.R. Crump (right), who at 16 years of age was among the troops in General Robert E. Lee's army at the time of the South's surrender in the Civil War. Private Crump lived to be 104 and at the time of his death was believed to be the last Confederate veteran. Larry will tell this man's story on Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Admission $5.

Spring Auction April 21

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Bidders, mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 21! Preview begins at 6:30, auction at 7:00. Always a delightful event, this auction just keeps getting better and better, thanks to great donations of sale-able antiques, curiosities, and unique items from members and friends. Drop off donations during business hours, or call to arrange pick-up for larger items. For a peek at some of the items we'll put on the block, visit our Facebook album: See you for the fun on April 21!

Appreciation Night Fun for All!

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Many people give time, talent, and financial support to preserve Oakland County's history. The February 11 Appreciation Reception was just one way to say THANK YOU for your help. The mood was festive, the food was delicious and the smiles were many! If you missed it, don't worry, this was such fun we'll make it an annual event!

2015 Calendar Now Available

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Take an armchair tour of Oakland County's one room school houses with our newest calendar, now available for just $10. The one room school served as a community hub, providing space for education, town meetings, funerals, political activities, and all manner of civic engagement. Many of these structures are still used today--some look as they did originally; others have been remodeled, making their school house days more difficult to discern. See how many you recognize as you mark important dates of your present and future on pages featuring our county's past! Front cover and interior photos are black & white, back cover (at right) is in color. Copies are available now at the office, or order by mail here.

We Welcome New Members and Volunteers!

We are looking for people like YOU!

We invite you to explore membership and volunteer opportunities at OCPHS! Your time, talent, and enthusiasm can be put to good service as we work together to preserve and promote Oakland County's history. Memberships start at just $20 per year ($15 for students) and support the Society's operating and preservation efforts. Volunteer service makes everything happen--please consider lending a hand where you can!

View Event Photos on Facebook

Enjoy a look back at some recent events and activities using these links:

Summer Social, July 2014

A Grande Night to Remember: Fall Auction at the Lafayette Grande, October 2014

Downtown Pontiac Tree Lighting, December 2014

New posts & photos are added regularly. Thanks for keeping in touch!

Hours of Operation

Our office and research library are generally open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but our hours may vary due to the schedules of our volunteers or due to inclement weather. To ensure that someone will be here to assist you, please call ahead before visiting. Group Tours of Pine Grove must be arranged in advance. Contact us and we'll be happy to schedule a time for your group tour of six or more people.

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