2021 Cemetery Walk
The theme of the 2021 Cemetery Walk was "Migrating North - Off to Work We Go!" - a celebration of the Great Migration.
2020 Cemetery Walk
The theme for the 2020 Cemetery Walk was "Prosperity & Prohibition: Pontiac in the Roaring Twenties".
2019 Cemetery Walk
The theme of the 2019 Cemetery Walk was "From the Cookbook to the Courthouse - Votes for Women. Suffragists and the Nineteenth Amendment.
2018 Cemetery Walk
The theme of the 2018 Cemetery Walk was "The Sheriff, the Actress, and Otis Plays the Blues", celebrating entertainment, industries and prominent Pontiac citizens.
2017 Cemetery Walk
The theme of the 2017 Cemetery Walk was “Doctors, Lawyers, and Indian Chiefs”.
Past projects by the Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery include:
Repair of the Osmun Mausoleum by Grennan Construction – paid for by the Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery, total cost $3,100.
Installation of a New Cemetery Map, paid for by the Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery, installed by Dave Porath and Don Calendine.
Repairs to Pillars and Gates by Grennan Construction, paid for by the City of Pontiac, $900.00 total cost (photo to come).
The Eastern Michigan Asylum Marker: We raised funds to mark the burial locations of 283 patients of the Pontiac State Hospital/Eastern Michigan Asylum with a prominent marker. On one side of the black granite memorial reads the names of those patients buried by the state over the decades, 283 in all. A description of the marker is engraved on the other side.
Restoration of the Resurgam and Mabley Mausoleums: Over a period of three years, repairs to the Mabley, Hull, and Resurgam Mausoleums were undertaken. Funds raised by the Friends of Oak Hill, the community development organization Better Pontiac, and the government of the City of Pontiac, paid for these conservation and preservation efforts.
Purchase of a gravestone for prominent Pontiac citizen Mr. Oliver Green, Pontiac’s first black attorney. The stone is being installed very soon – photos to come!
Gravestone repair, through the efforts and generous contributions by Dave Carter of Carter Preservation, Inc. and the Friends of Oak Hill, these six monuments – the Rockwell family of Pontiac – were restored.