FALL CLEAN-UP - Sunday, November 26, 2014

Fall Clean-Up Sunday, November 26, 2014 ~ 9 am to 4 pm

Join us and help prepare our beautiful grounds for the coming winter. Enjoy the cool fall weather sipping hot chocolate and chatting with friends as you work to beautify our 4 1/2 acre oasis in the city. Stay all day or stop by for an hour. Any help is very much appreciated! Thanks and hope to see you there!

Questions call 248-338-6732.

Lincoln - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route - Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 2 pm

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

Lincoln - John Wilkes Booth Escape Route
Presented by OCPHS member William Grandstaff
Sunday, November 9, 2014 @ 2 pm

$5 per person
Refreshments Provided

Thanks to everyone who attended and volunteered at our Summer Ice Cream Social!


See our Facebook page for photos from this fun event!


Get Involved!

"Wisner Family" Portrait

**We are always looking for talented people like YOU!

We need volunteers to help with:

-Collections management
-Docents & Tours
-Event Planning
-Fundraising/Grant Writing

If this is you, please contact us at 248) 338-6732 or office@ocphs.org! 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

2014-01-24 23.10.36.jpg

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

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.

Site Visitors and Facebook

The following counter shows how many visitors we've had to our website since October 12, 2008:

hit counter

We're glad you're one of them!

Like us on Facebook! (Click below, or on Facebook search 'Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society')

Follow us on Twitter!

Syndicate content