Outdoor Yoga in the Governor’s Gardens

wisner/ September 12, 2019/

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.

Mini-Lecture Series: Confederate Postage in the Civil War – Tom Nelson

wisner/ September 8, 2019/

Tom will be presenting a slide show of the history of the Confederate States postal system during the Civil War. At first the South used pre-war postage stamps and local provisionals. By June 1861 the System had become centralized in Richmond for the duration of the War. Tom will present the postage in chronological order as they were issued and

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Patriot Week Academy

wisner/ September 7, 2019/

Join us at the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society on September 7 for our MEMBERS ONLY Patriot Week Academy! Saturday, September 7th from 9:30am – 11:30am. The event will begin with a welcome and introduction to the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society. Our lesson for the Academy this year will cover the Constitution…where it ALL began! We will

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Outdoor Yoga in the Governor’s Gardens

wisner/ September 5, 2019/

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.

Outdoor Yoga in the Governor’s Gardens

wisner/ August 29, 2019/

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.

Pioneer Reunion and Social

wisner/ July 27, 2019/

Join us as we celebrate the pioneers and early settlers of Oakland County at our annual summer event, this year called the “Pioneer Reunion and Social”. Other cool news: FREE ADMISSION this year! Thanks to a generous donation, guests are invited to come participate in the Reunion with no admission cost (although any sales on the campus are of course

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War’s Casualties: Hopes & Dreams Dashed – Robert Dustman

wisner/ June 23, 2019/

A book based on letters home “Defining Moments: A True Story of War, Family Conflict & Reconciliation;” details how war shaped one man. This memoir, written by the soldier’s eldest son, captures in vivid detail Bill Dustman’s transformation from a boy into a man. Robert’s presentation will not be a replay of the experiences his father, G. William Dustman, experienced

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Cancelled: Underground Railroad Historic Site Tour III – Dr. Willie Payne

wisner/ May 25, 2019/

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. Look for another tour later in the year! This tour explores sites in Pontiac, Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, Farmington and Detroit used to harbor southern fugitive slaves. You’ll hear stories of how local abolitionists helped them escape to Canada on the Underground Railroad.

Stories of the Myrick Palmer House – Mark Thomas

wisner/ May 19, 2019/

The Myrick Palmer house has been home to members of some of Pontiac’s early pioneer families. This stately lady has graced West Huron Street for many years. Evocative of a time long gone, Mark knows some of her secrets and will share them with you. Come hear him tell tales of this beautiful vintage home. Mark Thomas is a member

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USS Michigan: Great Lakes Guardian – Larry Hathcock

wisner/ April 14, 2019/

For over eighty years the USS Michigan operated on the Great Lakes. When the Michigan was launched in December 1843, it became the first iron hulled ship in the US Navy. Built as a deterrent to British naval strength, the USS Michigan would become involved with stopping timber pirates, the King Strang assassination and the plot to free Confederate POW’s

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