Society News

Underground Railroad Historic Site Tour

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

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The Haunted Mansion at Pine Grove

  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.

1818 Expedition and the Original Pontiac Plan

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

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5th Annual Dinner and Auction: Saddle Up!

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

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2018 Annual Ice Cream Social

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