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wisner/ September 20, 2019/ Front

Executive Director: Mike McGuinness Our Society is excited to announce Mike McGuinness as our new Executive Director. The Board of Directors voted at their June 2019 meeting to hire McGuinness and he began in that capacity in July 2019. Most recently, McGuinness was working for the federal government on the staff of Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence. He served as Campaign Manager

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Our 2018 Annual Giving Campaign is happening now!

wisner/ May 9, 2018/ Front

Our Annual Giving Campaign is under way! Please click here to donate!   With lots of options for giving this year, we hope you’ll give generously to support our work in maintaining and sharing Pine Grove and Oakland County’s history. We’re going places!

New Research Library Hours! More time to research!

wisner/ February 16, 2018/ Front

Well now we’ve done it. We’ve expanded our library working hours. More time to research, more time to do stuff!   Our research library is now open Wednesday evenings until 8 PM! So come see us – the coffee’s on!


wisner/ January 22, 2018/ Front

  Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society will be closed the week of January 22 – 28  while we attempt to ascertain who DID THIS TO US. And also to help keep others from sharing our fate.     While pondering the above, please consider this exhortation from Dr. T.H.A. Valentine, subject matter expert:.   If you absolutely must visit,

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wisner/ August 6, 2017/ Front

  Here are some resources! We like resources. Big Stack of Links Here are a bunch of links to different websites for you to explore. All of these organizations are vetted by us to be of the highest quality, offering vast amounts of knowledge and information that are of as much benefit to us as we hope they are to

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wisner/ July 24, 2017/ Front

Useful links! We all need useful links. Here are some that we think are pretty great. If you know of a link that should be here, please contact us and we’ll add it.   Historical Societies and Commissions Libraries Government Resources Regional Resources Research Aids  National Resources Genealogical Societies Genealogy Resources Daughters of the American Revolution Sons of the American

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The OCPHS Wishlist

wisner/ July 23, 2017/ Front

  Do we have a wishlist? Oh, yes. Yes, we do.   Just like any other non-profit, we are always in need of stuff. Some stuff is general; some is specific; some is for specific projects or events. Here’s a short list.   Stuff People and Skills  Kitchen: Bottled water coffee styrofoam coffee cups non-dairy creamer sugar napkins paper towels

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Membership and Benefits

wisner/ July 23, 2017/ Front

Click the price under your preferred membership type to purchase it. All transactions are processed by Paypal’s secure process. Or if you’d rather, you can also download and print a membership form and return it to us via regular mail. Please include your payment with the form.   Thank you so much for considering joining us!   Benefit Student Individual Family

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wisner/ June 7, 2017/ Front

  Are you doing research on Oakland County’s cities, towns, or families? Let us help. Welcome to the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society and Pine Grove Historical Museum!   We are the oldest county-based historical society in Michigan, and are open to all with an interest in history. We’re an independent, self-sustaining non-profit organization, founded in 1874 by the area’s

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