Mini Lecture Apr. 23: Life on a WWII Hospital Ship

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OCPHS member Donna Mallonen presents our Mini Lecture on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Donna's mother, Vera (Rauh) Mallonen served in the Army Corps of Nurses during World War II. In words and photos, Donna will share stories of her mother's experience aboard the USS Mercy, a hospital ship in the South Pacific. Admission $7 Light refreshments provided.

Special Program at Lake Orion Twp. Library

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OCPHS 2nd Vice President Mike West will give a special presentation at 6 p.m. Monday, April 10th at the Lake Orion Township Library. Mike's talk will cover "The Forgotten History of Pontiac's Carriage Industry and How It Formed GM Truck and Pontiac Motors" The Library is located at 825 Joslyn Rd Lake Orion, MI 48362, phone 248-693-3000. There is a $6.00 entrance fee.

Call for Board Candidates

OCPHS members interested in serving as a board member may contact the office for an information packet about this responsibility. Board members serve 3 year terms. They are elected by the general membership at the annual meeting, to be held this year on Wednesday, May 17th beginning at 4:30 p.m. People interested in serving must complete and return a survey included in the information packet by April 30 in order to be considered as a candidate. If you would like to explore this important way to serve the Society, please contact the office in time to review the materials and meet the April 30 filing deadline.

Spring Auction April 13

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It might be the 13th, but it could also be your lucky day if you score a great find at our annual Spring Auction! We're seeking donations of unique, saleable items to offer to the highest bidder, and we're seeking YOU to come try your luck at winning the bids! Join us Thursday evening, April 13 for our exciting sale. Browse the gift shop at 5, check out the auction items at 6:30, and prepare to bid at 7 p.m. It's always a fun, fund raising event. Donate your unwanted treasures for a tax deduction (contact the office prior to April 10), or come on out to bid on something for yourself. If your donated item isn't quite right for the Spring Auction, we'd still love to have it in case it works for future sales or events. All proceeds benefit OCPHS and help preserve history.

Spring is (Almost) Here

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Join fellow OCPHS members and friends as we gather to do some Spring Cleaning and Grounds Maintenance on Saturday, April 29. Work an hour or the whole day, we'll welcome your help with trimming, raking, dusting, weeding, and light maintenance beginning at 9:30 and ending around 3. We'll provide refreshments to give you energy! If you have your own garden tools, lawn bags, and cleaning supplies to share, that is an extra bonus but not required. Please let office manager Joy know if you plan to attend so we can plan for the number of volunteers. Thank you for helping to "spruce" up our Pine Grove!

2017 Calendar Now Available!

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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.

Soup to Nuts: New OCPHS Cookbook!

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.

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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