Call for Board of Director Candidates

OCPHS members interested in serving on the board of directors may contact the office for an information packet detailing requirements and application deadlines. A slate of candidates will be presented at our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 4:30 pm.

Board members serve three year terms; officers are elected annually. Our success depends upon the hard work of members willing to contribute their skills and resources. If you would like to explore this possibility, please let us know.

Michigan and the Civil War - Sun, May 18th @ 2 pm

OCPHS’s 2014 “Small Talk” Lecture Series Presents:

Michigan and the Civil War
Presented by Jack Dempsey
Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 2 pm

$5 per person
Refreshments Provided

*Discounted* 2014 Calendars Available - $5 - only four left

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2014 Calendar - Oakland County's Automotive History

$5 each. All proceeds benefit the Society.

Get them while supplies last!

New Hours of Operation

Hours may vary - please call ahead

Our hours may vary due to the schedules of our volunteers or due to inclement weather. To ensure that a volunteer will be here to assist you, please call ahead before visiting. As a general guideline, our office is now open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our Research Library is also open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Group Tours of Pine Grove must be arranged in advance.

Get Involved!

"Wisner Family" Portrait

Funding Committee Meeting - Thursday Mornings at 9:30 am in the Carriage House

Summer Social Planning Meeting - Tuesday, April 29th at 10:30 am - Join in the fun and help us plan one of our biggest events of the year! Meetings will be held every other Tuesday morning until the big event on July 26th.

Contact Sara at 248-338-6732 or with any questions or to RSVP. Thanks!

**We are always looking for talented people like yourself to volunteer at the Museum. Currently we are actively seeking someone to take over as editor of the Gazette. If this is you, please contact us!

We also need help with:

-Creating a new website
-Collections management
-Docents & Tours
-Event Planning
-Fundraising/Grant Writing

Thank you for your continued support of OCPHS!

OCPHS is one of seventeen recipients of the Oakland County Government 2013 Casual Day Fund!


We are so thankful to be recognized for the second year in a row by the Oakland County Government's 2013 Casual Day Fund!

Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society: The Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society is open to members who are interested in preserving the history of Oakland County. It is the oldest active historical society in Michigan. Headquartered at Pine Grove, the former estate of Governor Moses Wisner in Pontiac, the Society works closely with Oakland County’s Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, including recently on the commemorative “Oakland County in the Civil War” map. Charged with the preservation of Pine Grove, the Society oversees 4-1/2 acres of land, the Wisner mansion and several out-buildings, including a summer kitchen, outhouse, smokehouse and root cellar. In addition to the outbuildings, there is the Drayton Plains One Room School House and the Carriage House, which is home to the Research Library, office and the Pioneer Museum.

See the full story here:

In the News

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Our Historian, Charlie Martinez, received the Distinguished Service Award at the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society's Annual Meeting. Congratulations Charlie!

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