Covid-19 Response

The Oakland History Center and the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society are absolutely committed to health, safety, cleanliness and social distancing as we make our way through our new normal. Keep in mind that our campus and grounds are of particular interest to older and possibly immuno-compromised individuals. As a result, we take precautions that may seem overly strict. They are not – they are intended to keep our

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Our 2018 Annual Giving Campaign is happening now!

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!

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!


  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 you. Contact Us Here is our contact page. Use this

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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 Revolution  

Membership and Benefits

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 Non Profit  Patron Benefactor Friend of OCPHS Corporate Sponsor All

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We hope you are safe and well as we all navigate our ways through our new normal, and invite you to make an appointment to come visit us during our normal working hours – Tuesday through Thursday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Until then, we are learning new ways to present our amenities to you – how to display our collections and wonderful home with social distancing in mind,

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The Oakland History Center at Pine Grove

The Oakland History Center at Pine Grove is a 5 acre campus located north of downtown Pontiac on Cesar Chavez Avenue. We are just south of the former Wisner Elementary, now home to Lee Contracting. “Pine Grove” is the name given to the property by its most prominent owner, Moses Wisner.   The History Center is the home of the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society, which has been in

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