In observance of the upcoming holiday, our office and library will be CLOSED for the Thanksgiving holiday from Friday November 21 through Monday December 1st. Our regular office hours of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 11 - 4 will resume on Tuesday December 2. We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for YOU, our OCPHS members and friends!
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
~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
See our Facebook page for photos from this fun event!
**We are always looking for talented people like YOU!
We need volunteers to help with:
-Docents & Tours
If this is you, please contact us at 248) 338-6732 or firstname.lastname@example.org! Thank you for your continued support of OCPHS!
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.
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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!
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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