Angel of the Battlefield - Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 2 pm


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

Angel of the Battlefield
Presented by OCPHS member Annie Hunt
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Everyone knows Clara Barton was the founder of the American Red Cross, but she was so much more than that. She was a champion for soldiers during and after the Civil War and a leader who opened up many occupations for women. Learn more about this great humanitarian and pioneer for Women's Rights, at our "Angel of the Battlefield", Small Talk.

$5 per person
Refreshments Provided

Read more about Clara Barton and our presenter Annie Hunt in the Birmingham Eccentric. Thanks to our board member Greg Kowalski for writing this great article!



"A Grande Night to Remember"

Join us for a benefit at the Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility

Saturday October 4, 2014 ~ 6 pm to 10 pm

Tickets $25 per person
Buffet Dinner, Live and Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Costume Contest, Cash Bar

1 Lafayette, Downtown Pontiac, MI 48342
(In the "Lafayette Room")

Do you have family members, friends or business associates who enjoy local history and the fast-paced fun of an auction? Consider sponsoring a table for your guests!

Call 248) 338-6732 for more information. Seating is limited so reserve your spot now!

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! 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!

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.

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