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Feb. 11 – History of Oakland County at Berkley Library

February 8th 2020

In addition to the formal presentation of the book, Jim Craft of the Oakland County Historical Commission will deliver a talk on its background, content and value as historical literature.

July 10 – Holly Car Show

July 1st 2019

From 5-8pm each Wednesday, gorgeous cars will line the streets of Downtown Holly.  Come view the cars, shop the stores, and enjoy the restaurants!

Historic Items and Friendly Faces Fill Homestead Show in Holly, Returning Sept. 7

April 8th 2019

Historic Items and Friendly Faces Fill Homestead Show in Holly, Returning Sept. 7 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 7, 2019) Holly, MI – Twice a year antique vendors from throughout the Midwest gather in Holly for the Early Homestead Show hosted by Dawn and Dick Rossell of Holly Hills Primitives. The event features over 50 vendors […]

Heritage and Community Shared at Troy Historic Village

April 8th 2019

Heritage and Community Shared at Troy Historic Village (Padma Kuppa, April 8, 2019) Check out our “Get Involved Guide” for more stories about local organizations. Thank you to Bosco Lounge for sponsoring this series.  Want to contribute a write up of a group you care about?  Message editor@oc115.com with your idea. Troy, MI – I’m […]

Holly Community Rallying to Move Historic Train Depot

January 31st 2019

Holly Community Rallying to Move Historic Train Depot (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 31, 2019) Holly, MI- “We can only look at our beautiful building from afar,” said Village of Holly Assistant Manager and DDA Director Katy Hughes as she explained the desire behind the community’s effort to move the 1886-built Holly Union Depot to a […]

Monetizing Sacred Spaces for Purposes of Preservation

November 11th 2018

  Monetizing Sacred Spaces for Purposes of Preservation (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 11, 2018) Pontiac, MI- In a world where religious engagement is down and many churches face the challenges of aging buildings plus the lure of redevelopment dollars, there is one national organization holding on to hope that sacred spaces can remain active with […]

Medieval Fun at Michigan Renaissance Festival

September 14th 2018

Medieval Fun at Michigan Renaissance Festival (Sam Gurwin, Sept. 14, 2018) Holly, Groveland Township, MI- Visiting the Michigan Renaissance Festival is like traveling back in time, to days of old full of kings and queens, jousting, and a mythical love of dragons.  Located in the forest outside of Holly, this destination is a world of […]

Orson Starr House Museum Open House, Royal Oak Sept. 9

September 2nd 2018

Orson Starr House Museum Open House, Royal Oak Sept. 9   The Orson Starr House Museum will host an Open House on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Bring along all of your Royal Oak Schools memorabilia to share! Admission and parking for the museum are always FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. […]

Bus Tour to See Underground Railroad History in Metro Detroit Sept 29

August 19th 2018

Bus Tour to See Underground Railroad History in Metro Detroit Sept 29 Pontiac, Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, Farmington and Detroit, MI – In conjunction with Oakland County Pioneer Historical Society, historian Willie W. Payne will conduct a tour of sites in Pontiac, Orchard Lake, Walled Lake, Farmington and Detroit used to harbor southern fugitive slaves […]

Fisk Farm Festival in White Lake Sept. 8-9

August 18th 2018

Fisk Farm Festival in White Lake Sept. 8-9 White Lake, MI- The White Lake Historical Society will be hosting the 33rd Annual Kelley-Fisk Farm Festival on September 8 & 9, 2018. The craft booths are open from 10 am – 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday, other activities are from 11 am – 5 pm.    […]