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Musket Fire on Main Street Part of Civil War Muster

May 29th 2016

Musket Fire on Main Street Part of Civil War Muster (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 29, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Men in the Union uniform stood on the lawn of the historic Orson Starr House at 3123 N. Main Street firing muskets into the air. For the day the historic home site was transformed into […]

Abe Lincoln Actor to Speak at Royal Oak Historical Museum Feb. 5

January 21st 2016

Abe Lincoln Actor to Speak at Royal Oak Historical Museum Feb. 5 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI – The Civil War is Over!!!    President Abraham Lincoln will be visiting the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum on Friday, Feb. 5. 2016 at 7 pm to speak to us! You are cordially invited to attend.   […]

Pontiac: Ice Cream Social has Civil War Theme July 25

July 23rd 2015

Pontiac: Ice Cream Social has Civil War Theme July 25 Saturday, July 25, 2015 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Admission: $5/Adult and $10/Family of 5 Celebrating the final year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, this event features a Civil War cannon, brief Lectures by Historical figures, period exhibits, and an old fashioned atmosphere. There are […]

History Comes to Life (and there is Ice Cream) July 25 in Pontiac

June 19th 2015

History Comes to Life (and there is Ice Cream) July 25 in Pontiac Saturday, July 25, 2015 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Admission: $5/Adult and $10/Family of 5 Celebrating the final year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, this event features a Civil War cannon, brief Lectures by Historical figures, period exhibits, and an old fashioned […]

Civil War Recruiting Day June 20 in Royal Oak

June 18th 2015

Civil War Recruiting Day June 20 in Royal Oak (event listing)   Experience history in action at the Royal Oak Historical Commission’s Civil War Recruiting Day on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Orson Starr House (3123 N. Main Street, Royal Oak).  Join the 15th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, a […]

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22

February 4th 2015

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22 (Press Release, Feb.14, 2015) Historian and former Pontiac Mayor Dr. Willie W. Payne highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and Michigan abolitionists and free Blacks that assisted them via the Underground Railroad. He uses music, song and photos of local Underground […]