We will be CLOSED the week of Christmas and New Years

We will be CLOSED the week of Christmas and New Years and will reopen Tuesday, January 6th.

Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!

Beyond D Day ~ Presented by WWII Veteran Raymond Tarabusi ~ Sun, Jan 11th @ 2pm

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2015 Small Talk Lecture series presents:
"Beyond D Day"
Presented by WWII Veteran Raymond Tarabusi
Sun, Jan 11th @ 2pm
Light Refreshments
$5 per person

WWII Veteran Ray Tarabusi, with other members of his U.S. Army 2nd Division, crossed Omaha Beach on June 10, 1944 – four days after D-Day. The division fought its way across France and into Belgium, where it took up positions at a location that would become “the hinge” of the Battle of the Bulge. Ray was wounded and will tell of his personal experiences during the war.

Victorian Christmas Open House ~ Sun, Dec. 7th 1pm - 5pm

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The Annual Victorian Christmas Open House

"To Honor all who have Served"

Sunday, December 7th, 2014 from 1pm to 5 pm

~Meet our Veterans in the One Room Schoolhouse
~Tour Governor Moses Wisner's Home all decked out in Victorian Splendor
~Visit with good old St. Nick and take home a picture
~Quilt Raffle
~Music, Dancing, Carols, Cookies, Cocoa and so much more

Come and visit your home town Museum!

Tickets are $5 per person/$10 per family of five

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

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See our Facebook page for photos from this fun event!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.860186933992316.1073741835.120...

Get Involved!

"Wisner Family" Portrait

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

We need volunteers to help with:

-Technology
-Office/Bookkeeping
-Collections management
-Library/Research
-Grounds/Maintenance
-Docents & Tours
-Exhibits
-Event Planning
-Publicity/Promotion
-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!

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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:
http://www.oakgov.com/news/Pages/pr_13_229.aspx

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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