Our first Small Talk of the year will be held Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m. in the Carriage House. Join OCPHS board member and historian Bill Grandstaff as he presents the history of one of the few naval battles of the Civil War, but one that changed maritime history. Admission is $5 and includes light refreshments.
We're pleased to announce that we've filled our part-time staff position. Joy Dockham joined us as Office Manager beginning Nov. 10. Welcome, Joy!
Pine Grove is beautiful in Autumn, but there are lots of leaves to rake and decorating to do to prepare for the holidays! Grounds chairman Bill Clink had a junior helper who enjoyed our recent clean up day more than anyone! Thank you to all who turned out on Nov. 15 to lend a hand sprucing up the buildings and grounds. A pot luck luncheon rewarded the adults for jobs well done, but the younger set liked the free tarp rides best!
Time flies, but you can keep track of it with our latest OCPHS calendar. This year's edition features full color images of historical advertising artwork known as "scraps". Created by OCPHS members Geoff Brieger and Dave Walls, this whimsical calendar makes a great gift for yourself or others. $15 each, including shipping and handling. To order, click here.
Thank you to all who made two days in December a big success: We marched in downtown Pontiac's Holiday Extravaganza Parade on Saturday morning, December 3, and hosted our annual Christmastime Victorian Open House on Sunday, December 4 at Pine Grove. These events made festive memories for all! Victorian Open House featured tours of Pine Grove, Santa in the School House, Music in the Wisner Home and Carriage House, cookies & cocoa, browsing for gifts in the gift shop, and a drawing for a handmade holiday quilt. New this year was a silent auction--two of our winning bidders are shown at right! Merry Christmas and Happiest of Holidays from everyone at OCPHS!
Soup to Nuts, a new compilation of recipes and anecdotes from OCPHS members and friends, is now available for $20 in our Gift Shop or by mail. Thank you for sharing your family recipes, stories, and memories in this book that preserves the love & laughter of family traditions for future generations.
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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