Mini-Lecture: Maureen Young – “The History of Pop-Up Books” 

Mini-Lecture: Maureen Young – “The History of Pop-Up Books” 

“The History of Pop-Up Books”February 18th 2:00 PM- Mini Lecture by Maureen Young Have you ever opened a book and literally had the story jump up off the page at you? Maureen will guide us though a history of how these delightful tomes came to be, with many examples from her own collection. Admission $7 ~ Light refreshments served.

New Research Library Hours! More time to research!

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!

2018 Appreciation Reception

Please make plans to join us for our 2018 Appreciation Reception. This is our chance to say a big thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, and members for their part in making 2017 a successful year. Light refreshments will be served open house style in the Carriage House. Come for a few minutes or stay for the duration. We look forward to spending the evening with you.

Mini-Lecture by Bill Grandstaff: “A Picnic in the Cemetery” 

Mini-Lecture by Bill Grandstaff: “A Picnic in the Cemetery” 

Before the Civil War, The Victorian Era had a custom for every aspect of the daily life in America. Death and dying was no exception. We will examine the concept of a “Good Death,” and what that meant including where and how people were buried and the evolution of cemeteries from the Puritans to Victorian cemeteries to the rural cemetery movement. While the Victorian Era was a regimented period, some

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Pine Grove Closed – Christmas Week!

All of us here at Pine Grove, home of the Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society, wish you a joyous Holiday Season and a prosperous New Year! We will be closed Christmas week to celebrate with our families. We hope to see you again to start the new year when we resume regular business hours on January 2, 2018! Thank you for your Support!

Pine Grove Closed – Snow Day

It’s a snow day! The Pine Grove campus is closed today due to snow.   In general, when Pontiac Schools close due to snow, so do we.   Have a great day!

Victorian Open House

Victorian Open House

Our annual Victorian Open House is a major fundraiser for us, and a wonderful Holiday season event. See this page for details!

Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade

Who doesn’t love a parade? A FREE winter festival and parade in downtown Pontiac, Michigan! Bring the whole family down for free horse drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa, smores, kid’s crafts and MUCH MORE!

Tom Tucker and the 22nd Michigan Infantry

Tom Tucker and the 22nd Michigan Infantry

Presented by Larry Hathcock

Larry Hathcock, OCPHS member and Civil War reenactor, will present the Civil War service of Tom Tucker of Ortonville, Michigan. Mr. Tucker kept a diary of his experiences as a Union solder in the 22nd Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. Mr. Hathcock will be dressed as a Union infantryman and will share Tom Tucker’s daily experiences as a soldier.

Admission $7 Light refreshments are provided.