Mini Lecture: Robert Dustman

Robert Dustman joins us to discuss his latest book. More details to follow, but please check our facebook page for the most recent updates.

Haunted Museum Costume Party: Karpinski & McGuinness 8th Soiree

Haunted Museum Costume Party: Karpinski & McGuinness 8th Soiree

Join us for our annual Karpinski & McGuinness Halloween celebration! This year will be at the Historical Society, both indoors and outdoors and family friendly. Free admission and free onsite parking. Costumes are optional, but a good time is mandatory! If you’re willing please bring a dish to pass and a contribution for the Historical Society. This is a great time during the dynamic Hauntiac season.

The Story of Pontiac’s Asylum

The Story of Pontiac’s Asylum

One of the most fascinating stories in Michigan’s history: The Eastern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, later Pontiac State Hospital, later Clinton Valley Center. This massive Pontiac complex was tragically demolished in 2000, but the stories remain. Author Bruce Annett will present — all are welcome and encouraged to share their perspectives and ask questions.   Admission is free. Cash bar available.

Discussion: North Oakland Branch NAACP History with Stephanie Spears Boothe

Discussion: North Oakland Branch NAACP History with Stephanie Spears Boothe

We’ll be learning about the Northern Oakland County Branch NAACP and their history as they approach one hundred years, with Branch President Stephanie Spears Boothe speaking with us at the Historical Society October 9th. She will be sharing perspectives on this local branch and the African American experience in northern Oakland County through the generations. All are welcome and encouraged to share their perspectives and ask questions. Admission is free

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Outdoor Yoga in the Governor’s Gardens

Outdoor Yoga in the Governor’s Gardens

Join us at Pine Grove for Outdoor Yoga in Governor Moses Wisner’s gardens! Every Thursday from August 22 to September 26, we’re collaborating with Yaktown Yoga for a one-hour outdoor session. Please bring your own mat and a donation for the instructor’s time and expertise. If weather is poor, we will move it indoors for that session.

Oak Hill Cemetery Walk – From the Cook Book to the Courthouse

Oak Hill Cemetery Walk – From the Cook Book to the Courthouse

Join us as we celebrate the Suffrage Movement of the early 20th century with an interpretive walk through Oak HIll Cemetery. Meet us at Pine Grove and the Wisner Mansion for free parking and shuttle service to the cemetery. Please pre-register! Call 248-338-6732 for tickets and information, or click here to register and purchase tickets: https://getlocalhop.com/oak-hill-cemetery-walk/event/qMr5ol6Wpz/ Comfortable walking shoes recommended Not recommended for children under 12 years of age. Proceeds

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Outdoor Yoga in the Governor’s Gardens

Outdoor Yoga in the Governor’s Gardens

Join us at Pine Grove for Outdoor Yoga in Governor Moses Wisner’s gardens! Every Thursday from August 22 to September 26, we’re collaborating with Yaktown Yoga for a one-hour outdoor session. Please bring your own mat and a donation for the instructor’s time and expertise. If weather is poor, we will move it indoors for that session.

Oakland County Heritage Conference 2019

Oakland County Heritage Conference 2019

This year’s Heritage Conference will provide communities with ideas and strategies to tell their stories. Stories that can be leveraged to attract more visitors and enrich your community’s sense of place for residents and businesses. Methods, techniques and the role story telling plays in keeping the heritage of important people, places and events alive for future generations will be profiled. As 2020 ushers in Oakland County’s Bicentennial, the conference provides

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