The Oakland History Center at Pine Grove is open! Please contact us for tour information. Our historic mansion and schoolhouse are available for tours, our grounds are open and looking spectacular, our research library and carriage house are open, and we’re happy to see you!


Welcome to the Oakland History Center, Home of the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society.

We are the oldest county-based historical society in Michigan, and are open to all with an interest in history. We’re an independent, self-sustaining non-profit organization, founded in 1874 by the area’s pioneers. We are entrusted with remembering the lives, lessons, and legacies of those who came before us.

Pine Grove is named for Governor Moses Wisner’s homestead, where we have made our headquarters since 1945,after acquiring it from the Wisner family. We offer tours, events, research, and historical programs.

Annual events here include the July Summer Social and the December Victorian Open House, both featuring tours, entertainment, exhibits, and activities for all ages.

Other events through the year are our Summer Concert Series featuring rummage sales that benefit our organization, a Fall Harvest Festival commemorating historical events. Check our calendar or Facebook page to see what’s coming up on the schedule.

We recognize and are grateful for the support of these fine institutions.


We are committed to:

  • Conveying the role of Oakland County, Michigan in the evolution of American History.
  • Maintaining Pine Grove, the 19th century homestead of Michigan’s 12th governor, Moses Wisner.
  • Operating Pine Grove and the Oakland History Center for the education and benefit of the community.
  • Preserving the past for the enrichment of future generations.