Book Signing – Leslie Pielack: “The Saginaw Trail: From Native American Path to Woodward Avenue”

Book Signing – Leslie Pielack: “The Saginaw Trail: From Native American Path to Woodward Avenue”

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 Carriage House. Admission is free, donations are happily accepted.  

The Haunted Mansion at Pine Grove

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

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 Oakland County. Why did they go? What did they see? What did they do when they returned? As with all

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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 (Hurry: Only $35 if purchased by Sep. 21!) Click here to purchase through our online store. Your tickets will be

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Farmington Barn gets a haircut! A haycut? A loftcut?

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 our way! The original plan was to “flake” the barn – take it apart in sections, but our contractor, Mark

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Farmington Barn update: We’ve got a contractor!

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 or Instagram to see their work. I met with Mark Stitt at the barn, we discussed our options, and at lunch

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2018 Annual Ice Cream Social

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