Tentative: Downtown Pontiac Walking Ghost Tours

Tentatively scheduled, with an announcement coming soon, join us for walking tours of Downtown Pontiac! Learn about the hidden histories and secrets of Downtown Pontiac. Watch our Facebook page for details!

Veterans Memorial Garden Dedication

Join us this Sunday, October 10th at 1:00 pm for a brief ceremony dedicating a new Veterans Memorial Garden at our History Center. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter, have done amazing work transforming a neglected and overgrown area into a new memorial garden. It is located at the rear of the 1865 one-room schoolhouse on our campus.

Lakeview Cemetery Walk Tombstone Tales

Sunday, October 10th – 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Lakeview Cemetery Walk Tombstone Tales The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Sashabaw Plains Chapter, is hosting a cemetery walk at the historic Lakeview Cemetery in Clarkston. Funds go toward restoration of the historic gravestones, which they’ve made amazing progress on this year. Check out the flyer below for details. Tickets are available at the Gateway on Main Street, the Independence

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Become a Bicentennial Sustainer!

As with other businesses and activities, the state of Michigan ordered our facilities closed to the public and our events postponed during the pandemic. This drastically impacted our revenues and threatened our organization’s ability to meet our fixed expenses. While we are now once again open to the public, attendance at Pine Grove and at events is significantly reduced. We must keep our nationally significant historic site safe and covered

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Summer Kitchen Repairs Needed

On May 18, 2021, in one of the most bizarre and upsetting events in Pine Grove history,  our historic Summer Kitchen building was struck by a car. The circumstances surrounding the event are tragic with the driver of the car, a victim of a gunshot wound, losing control of his vehicle on Summit Street – across Cesar Chavez Avenue. The car, moving at a good rate of speed, crossed Cesar

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Pontiac Transportation Museum Tours

Tour the Pontiac Transportation Museum Today, 5 to 7 pm The forthcoming Transportation Museum, located at the former Crofoot School, will be open today for some behind the scenes tours. They will also be recording oral histories for community members to share their memories they and their family have of growing up in Pontiac, being connected to the automotive industry, and more. Our History Center is delighted to be partnering

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Upcoming Events!

October 10th, 1:00 PM: Veterans Memorial Garden Dedication Join us this Sunday, October 10th at 1:00 pm for a brief ceremony dedicating a new Veterans Memorial Garden at our History Center. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Lydia Barnes Potter Chapter, have done amazing work transforming a neglected and overgrown area into a new memorial garden. It is located at the rear of the 1865 one-room schoolhouse on

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Website upgrade underway.

it’s time to update the website, adding sections and deleting others. And making lots of revisions. This process will likely go on for several weeks as it’s weekend work. During that time, expect the unexpected, but I’ll do my best to list out the changes in this post. So check back if you’re looking for something specific. Weekend of October 1: Added “Pine Grove” section. Created a new campus map

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Pontiac Spirit Week: Way Back Whens-day

Pontiac Spirit Week: Way Back Whens-day

Facebook Event Link: Pontiac Spirit Week: Way Back Whens-day   Join the Oakland History Center at the Pontiac Transportation Museum to celebrate Pontiac Alumni Homecoming Spirit Week! Join with us as we go down memory lane and remember being in the city back in the day.   Free tours of the coming-soon Pontiac Transportation Museum space, located at 250 W. Pike Street, Pontiac, Michigan 48341.