Due to high demand, historian Willie Payne and the Oakland County Historical Society will conduct a second Underground Railroad Historic Site Tour. You will explore sites in Pontiac, Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, Farmington and Detroit used to harbor southern fugitive slaves and hear stories of how local abolitionists helped them
Join us at Pine Grove to hear from Leslie Pielack about her new book, “The Saginaw Trail: From Native American Path to Woodward Avenue”, get your copy and have it signed by Leslie, and enjoy some light refreshments as we continue to celebrate Pontiac’s bicentennial week! From: 6-8 PM in the
A family friendly tour of 19th century customs, featuring the ghosts of the Wisner family and friends telling their stories. Children’s crafts and light refreshments served in the Schoolhouse after your tour. Tickets: $10.00 per person, sold in the Gift Shop.
In October of 1818, five men spent twelve days exploring Oakland County’s lakes area. When they returned, they wrote a newspaper article describing what they found in glowing terms. When it was received in Detroit and New York, the article kicked off the settlement of Pontiac and the creation of
Join 4 presenters as they tell the story of an early expedition into the county.
Saddle Up! . A Dinner & Auction to benefit Oakland County Pioneer & Historical Society, Pine Grove Historical Museum and the Wisner House. When: Friday, October 5, 2018 6 P.M. – 10 p.m. Where: Lafayette Grande Banquet Facility 1 Lafayette, Downtown Pontiac Buffet Dinner/Cash Bar Live & Silent Auctions Tickets: $40 per person
Due to popular demand, there’s a second tour! November 10, 2018, same time, same place! To purchase tickets for this event, please click here.
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
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
Save the Date! Saturday July 28,2018, 11am to 5 pm. Fun for the whole Family – details to follow! $7 per person – $15 for a family of 5