It's that time of year again: Summer is here and the means OCPHS's annual Ice Cream Social! Join us todaySaturday July 30th from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. for a day of old fashioned fun. The rain hasn't dampened our fun, the Social is still on. The event features tours of the 19th-century Governor Moses Wisner estate, historical re-enactors, musical entertainment, a craft show with local vendors, local authors and dignitaries, old-time artisans, children's activities, a Curiosity Sale (see below) and history fun for all ages. Admission is $5/person and $10/family of 5, free ice cream and cake included! Please come learn about and enjoy Oakland County history!
Also known as a rummage sale, white elephant sale, garage sale, or tent sale, our annual Curiosity Sale is a chance to browse for things you might not even know you wanted! You'll be curious: "Why didn't someone else want that?" "What more can I find at these great prices?" "How did I end up with a shopping bag full of knick knacks?" Come find your treasures at bargain prices on Friday, July 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (wow, that starting time is curiously early!) and Saturday during the Summer Social, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the Friday sale is free; entry on Saturday requires $5 admission to the Summer Social. All sales benefit OCPHS. We are accepting donations of your "stuff" to sell as well! Drop off items during our business hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Your donations are tax-deductible! We're curious to know what you'd like to part with and what treasures you'll find to purchase! See you Friday, Saturday, or both!
OCPHS is asking for your help to create a love filled cookbook. We are asking for you to send in your favorite recipes, along with any fun stories or anecdotes about your recipes to share with everyone as well. The Cookbook is going to be called "Soup to Nuts" and we would be so grateful to have our wonderful members and friends help us to compile this book with love and laughs. You can send your recipes to our email address email@example.com or in the mail at 405 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Pontiac, Michigan 48342.
Filled with delightful full-color images of vintage Pontiac post cards, these calendars will go fast. Stop by our office or gift shop, or order on-line by clicking here. $15 each (plus $5 postage if mailed). Enjoy looking back at Pontiac's past while keeping track of your present and future!
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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