Shoppers, mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 21! To whet your appetite, visit the tent sale of non-auction items from 4:30 - 6:30, followed by the auction preview at 6:30. The main course--the auction itself--begins at 7:00. Always a delightful event, the auction 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: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.994620390548969.1073741838.120... See you for the fun on April 21!
Members interested in serving on the OCPHS Board of Directors are invited to apply. Our 2015 Annual Meeting and Election takes place Wednesday, May 20 at 4:30 p.m. in the Carriage House. Directors serve three year terms and the board meets monthly. To read more about the responsibility and commitment involved, please click on the link below. The member survey, contained in the link, should be completed and returned to OCPHS by the application deadline of April 30, 2015. Bill Grandstaff is this year's Nominating Committee Chairman, in addition to his other activities at OCPHS: Ability to multi-task is a handy skill for directors! Thank you for your interest, and remember to submit your survey by April 30 to be considered. Good luck!
Historian and OCPHS board member Bill Grandstaff will tell the story of 19th century naval officer Franklin Buchanan, who served in the Mexican and Civil Wars. Buchanan was the only full admiral in the Confederate Navy, commanding the CSS Virginia (formerly known as the USS Merrimack). Join us in the Carriage House on Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. for Bill's informative presentation. Admission $5, light refreshments included. Click the attachment link, below, to view the full flyer.
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!
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.
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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!
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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