55th Annual Summer Ice Cream Social

55th Annual Summer Ice Cream Social

Free, family friendly celebration held at the Oakland History Center! Free Ice Cream Food Trucks Live Music Reenactors Mansion Tours Historic Demonstrations Flea Market Vendor Booths Kids Crafts

150th Annual Meeting of the Members

All members of the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society are hereby invited to the 150th Annual Meeting of the Members on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. In fact, even if you’re not members: please join us. The meeting will be held at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph in Pontiac. We will be entering the courthouse via the South Entrance, located on Court

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Dishes Past: Pious Pontiac

Dishes Past: Pious Pontiac

Join us at the Oakland History Center for a culinary trip through the history of some of the many churches in Pontiac. You’ll enjoy dishes inspired by cookbooks from the congregations of First Presbyterian, All Saints Episcopal, Central United Methodist (now located in Waterford–but we don’t hold that against them), Notre Dame Prep and more! The menu will include recipes dating back to 1895, the early 1900’s, and more modern

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Spring Auction with the Pontiac Little Art Theatre

Spring Auction with the Pontiac Little Art Theatre

Held at Pontiac’s Little Art Theatre, it’s a guaranteed good time, for a good cause! Silent and Live auctions, cash bar–proceeds will go to support our non-profit Historical Society and the non-profit Pontiac’s Little Art Theatre. Tickets to this event are just $20!

Historical Society Gala Auction with the Pontiac Creative Arts Center

Historical Society Gala Auction with the Pontiac Creative Arts Center

A guaranteed fun, festive fall time!  Strolling Reception – Silent Auction & Live Auction Tickets benefit both our non-profit Historical Society and the non-profit Pontiac Creative Arts Center To purchase tickets via localhop, click here, or visit the History Center at 405 Cesar Chavez, or call (248) 338-6732.

Downtown Pontiac Walking Ghost Tours

Tours start from the historic, haunted Liberty Bar in downtown Pontiac at 85 N. Saginaw Street. Tour tickets are $20. Contact our Executive Director Mike McGuinness, who leads these history-filled and fascinating walks, for more information at (248) 410-0702 or reach out to office@ocphs.org. Tours at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 pm. Tour tickets are $20.

Downtown Pontiac Walking Ghost Tours

Tours start from the historic, haunted Liberty Bar in downtown Pontiac at 85 N. Saginaw Street. Contact our Executive Director Mike McGuinness, who leads these history-filled and fascinating walks, for more information at (248) 410-0702 or reach out to office@ocphs.org. Tours at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 PM.  Tour tickets are $20 each.  

Dishes Past: The Evening Edition!

Dishes Past: The Evening Edition!

Extra! Extra! Calling all journos, muckrakers and newshounds! Join us at the Oakland History Center as we take a culinary trip through the early days of the press in Oakland County. You’ll enjoy dishes inspired by the “Pontiac Daily Press Recipes,” published in 1935 and featuring recipes submitted to the paper from local residents. Tickets for this multi-course meal are $50 per person, and a portion of every ticket will

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