Thank YOU for a great Spring Auction!


Always a delightful event, the auction keeps getting better and better every year! Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, members and friends, we not only reached but exceeded our goal. We appreciate each and every one of you! Thanks for keeping Wisner history alive for generations to come!

Annual Summer Ice Cream Social ~ Sat, July 25, 2015


Saturday, July 25, 2015
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Admission: $5/Adult and $10/Family of 5

Celebrating the final year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, this event features a Civil War cannon, brief Lectures by Historical figures, period exhibits, and an old fashioned atmosphere. There are tours of the "Greek Revival" Mansion and grounds belonging to Colonel Moses Wisner, the 12th Governor of Michigan. Also included are Opening Ceremonies, local dignitaries, free Cake and Ice Cream, Veterans Mobile Service Center, Junior ROTC, a Curiosity Sale, Kid's crafts, Storytellers, and many other attractions.

Free secure parking on site.

For more details, any interested reenactment groups or individuals please contact OCPHS: Phone: 248-338-6732 (office is open Tues/Wed/Thurs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM).

Thanks to all who attended our Annual Meeting!


Dear OCPHS members, volunteers and friends,

Thank you for taking to the time last night to come out and MEET, MUNCH, & MINGLE at Pine Grove!

The evening included a brief business meeting, election of board members, and lots of time to socialize over a delicious potluck meal provided by our generous and talented volunteers.

Thanks again and look forward to seeing you at future events!

Small Talk June 14th @ 2pm: Meet the Jones Brothers with John Cohassey


Explore the musical styles of Hank, Thad and Elvin Jones. Raised in a family of talented musicians from Pontiac, Michigan, the Jones Brothers were internationally praised for their distinctive and masterful musicianship. Hank (1918-2010), a gifted pianist and studio musician, Thad (1923-1986), an arranger and big band trumpet player, and Elvin (1927-2004), a well-known drummer and bandleader. Hank first played the local band circut, followed by Thad and Elvin in Detroit, before they moved to New York to join the thriving 1950"s jazz scene.

Join us in the Carriage House on Sunday, June 14th at 2 p.m. for John's informative presentation.

Admission $5, light refreshments included.

Appreciation Night Fun for All!

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Many people give time, talent, and financial support to preserve Oakland County's history. The February 11 Appreciation Reception was just one way to say THANK YOU for your help. The mood was festive, the food was delicious and the smiles were many! If you missed it, don't worry, this was such fun we'll make it an annual event!

2015 Calendar Now Available

2015 Calendar back cover

Take an armchair tour of Oakland County's one room school houses with our newest calendar, now available for just $10. The one room school served as a community hub, providing space for education, town meetings, funerals, political activities, and all manner of civic engagement. Many of these structures are still used today--some look as they did originally; others have been remodeled, making their school house days more difficult to discern. See how many you recognize as you mark important dates of your present and future on pages featuring our county's past! Front cover and interior photos are black & white, back cover (at right) is in color. Copies are available now at the office, or order by mail here.

We Welcome New Members and Volunteers!

We are looking for people like YOU!

We invite you to explore membership and volunteer opportunities at OCPHS! Your time, talent, and enthusiasm can be put to good service as we work together to preserve and promote Oakland County's history. Memberships start at just $20 per year ($15 for students) and support the Society's operating and preservation efforts. Volunteer service makes everything happen--please consider lending a hand where you can!

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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