Staff Opening: Part-time Office Assistant

We are seeking applications for a paid, part-time Office Assistant. Candidate should enjoy dealing with the public, have good oral and written communication skills, and be proficient with computers. Ability to create a welcoming atmosphere, attention to detail, and willingness to learn and help where needed are essential. Hours are approximately 15 hours per week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with occasional evenings or weekends for meetings and special events. If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter marked "Office Assistant" by email or mail. We thank Breanna Koehler for her service as our previous Office Assistant. Breanna has found full-time employment in her field of study, but she remains an OCPHS member and volunteer. Congratulations, Breanna, and we look forward to finding our next great staff member soon!

Small Talk November 6 at 2 p.m.

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Preservation architects Ron Campbell and Jackie Hoist will speak about the importance of train depots as centers of commerce, information and transportation. Depots often evolved to become a landmark identity of a community. Travel through time from the earliest utilitarian buildings of the 1850s to the grand terminals at the peak of passenger service. Admission $5 ~ includes light refreshments.

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.

Holiday Happenings

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Mark your calendars for two great community events in December: Downtown Pontiac's Holiday Extravaganza Parade on Saturday morning, December 3, and our annual Christmastime Victorian Open House, Sunday, December 4 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Pine Grove. Volunteers are welcome to walk in the parade or help plan and staff the Victorian Open House. More details to come, but save the dates!

Soup to Nuts: Help create OCPHS's New Cookbook!

OCPHS is asking for your help to create a love-filled cookbook. We are asking for you to send in your favorite recipes, along with any fun stories or anecdotes about your recipes to share with everyone as well. The Cookbook is going to be called "Soup to Nuts" and we would be so grateful to have our wonderful members and friends help us to compile this book with love and laughs. You can send your recipes to our email address or in the mail at 405 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Pontiac, Michigan 48342.

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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