Two Hundred Years of Agricultural Progress Tom examines how we moved from a lot of back-breaking manual work on the farm to modern industrialization. He talks about what was required to bring a crop to harvest in 1818 to the same harvest of today. Specifically how wheat is and was grown to become the bread we eat. Admission $7 Light refreshments provided
Board of Directors meeting. Members are welcome!
A discussion about the Oakland County Pioneer Society, one of our founding organizations.
Casual discussion about the buildings at Pine Grove – a little about the house, the schoolhouse, the carriage house, and a browse through some old albums.
OCPHS will be sponsoring informational sessions about the Wisner family, their estate of Pine Grove, and Pioneer families of Oakland County. These sessions are scheduled for every Wednesday evening from 6 to 7:30 pm in the Carriage House on the property. Topics will vary,suggestions from participants are encouraged.
Presenter: Ron Campbell, Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs Become an armchair traveler through time and space as some of Oakland County’s hidden history is explored. From the nationally significant to the personally priceless; these are places that make us unique and give special meaning to our communities. Your itinerary will include places in Oakland which you probably never knew existed and stories rarely told.
All members are welcome to join us at our Annual Meeting, being held in the Carriage House. Join us for breakfast snacks, board elections, some changes to our bylaws, and other horsepuckey.
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!
Captain Furlong in World War I Presented by Larry Hathcock Harold Arthur Furlong (August 25, 1895 – July 27, 1987) was a United States Army First Lieutenant and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in France during World War I. After earning the Medal of Honor, he joined the Michigan National Guard, retiring in May 1946.
John WiIkes Booth Escape Route Bill is a fascinating speaker with many credentials. He takes us on the Journey an assassin took in the hopes of escape. Through a series of unfortunate omissions and mishaps, John Wilkes Booth was able to get close enough to Lincoln to raise a small, single shot derringer and shoot him at point blank range. The confusion that followed allowed Booth to escape the theater.