Our barn is on the move! Well, almost. Here are some progress shots taken today (Tuesday, August 21). The addition on the side of the barn, which is not historic – gone, although we’re saving the pieces for use in reassembling the barn. The hayloft is off and we’re on our way! The original plan was to “flake” the barn – take it apart in sections, but our contractor, Mark
Yesterday, OCPHS contracted with Stitt Barn Preservation in Hesperia, Michigan to disassemble the barn. The barn will not be fully disassembled – it will be cut into sections for transport and storage. Stitt is a family business,with a long record of preserving, repairing and moving barns. Check them out on Facebook or Instagram to see their work. I met with Mark Stitt at the barn, we discussed our options, and at lunch
Our Annual Giving Campaign is under way! Please click here to donate! With lots of options for giving this year, we hope you’ll give generously to support our work in maintaining and sharing Pine Grove and Oakland County’s history. We’re going places!
Well now we’ve done it. We’ve expanded our library working hours. More time to research, more time to do stuff! Our research library is now open Wednesday evenings until 8 PM! So come see us – the coffee’s on!
…if you missed it! Because it was a spectacular day. The weather could not have been better. The cakes could not have been more tasty. The hot dogs were…hot dogs (what can we say?). We had a great turnout, with a great crowd – no drunken brawls, no picnic area tables flipped in anger (that’s a first), our porch talks went off without a hitch – great
With one single act of pure bravado, trumpeted by some OCPHS board members as “sheer lunacy”, by others as “relevant to 2011”, and by still others as “how do I get to it on my phone again?” – we’ve launched a new website. The new site has been “in the planning stages” for nearly four years and replaces a site that was…pretty much like this one, but it’s now prettier
Each year we ask members and friends to lend their support to our Annual Giving Campaign. This year we’re trying something a little different, by inviting you to choose where your donation goes. Support our General Operating budget, or give toward special projects like the Carriage House interior, School House painting and repair, 1901 Standard Vehicle Carriage, or to an area that’s most important to you! Donating is easy:
At the May 17th Annual Meeting and Election, two new directors, Sue Grifor and Dave Decker, were elected to serve three year terms, along with those other directors returning to the board. Officers were also selected to serve one year terms: President: Charlotte Cooper 1st Vice President: Sara Cote 2nd Vice President: Rodger Zeller Secretary: Kathy Davis Treasurer: Barbara Frye We also thanked those directors stepping down from the board:
Many thanks to the Oakland County Sheriff’s WWAM community service workers, as well as our OCPHS volunteers for coming out to spruce up our grounds and to help with other tasks on Spring Clean Up day, April 29. What a difference a crew of willing helpers makes in a short time!