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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 […]

Oak Hill Cemetery Walk June 4 in Pontiac

May 24th 2016

Oak Hill Cemetery Walk June 4 in Pontiac (EVENT page)   Pontiac, MI – Oak Hill Cemetery is a local historic gem that is getting a lot of buzz in the Pontiac community. In addition to a crowdfunding campaign launched to rehabilitate the site, Better Pontiac, a local nonprofit, is organizing the 2016 Oak Hill […]

Pontiac Speaks! Seeking Residents to Share…

April 21st 2016

Pontiac Speaks! Seeking Residents to Share Family Histories – Movie June 18 (Pontiac Library April 22, 2016) Pontiac, MI – The Pontiac Library is seeking residents to share their histories in Pontiac.  The project asks: What brought your family to Pontiac? What was your family looking for? Where did your family come from?  Is there […]

Berkley: History of Redford Theatre Presentation April 19

April 1st 2016

Berkley: History of Redford Theatre Presentation April 19 (EVENT page) Berkley, MI – The History of the Redford Theatre Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. The Redford Theatre opened in 1928 as a neighborhood movie house. It was billed as America’s Most Unique Suburban Playhouse. The theatre, with its three story grand foyer and full-size […]

Berkley Fourth Graders Honored Historical Figures…

March 27th 2016

Berkley Fourth Graders Honored Historical Figures with Wax Museum (Berkley Beat, March 27, 2016) Fourth graders at Pattengill researched, composed short essays, and shared many interesting facts and stories about their historical figure with parents, students, and staff during their Wax Museum on Thursday, March 17. At the Wax Museum, students stand still until a […]

Pioneer & Historical Society to Discuss the Titanic April 17

March 25th 2016

Pioneer & Historical Society to Discuss the Titanic April 17 (EVENT page) Pontiac, MI – Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society is hosting the next installment of our Small Talk Lecture Series Sunday, April 17th @ 2p.m. RMS Titanic Presented by Larry Hathcock. Larry is a member of OCPHS, an avid historian and a former US Navy operator. […]

Historic Preservation Advocacy Day March 23

February 26th 2016

Historic Preservation Advocacy Day March 23 (EVENT page) Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Christman University, Ground Floor, The Christman Building 208 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Lunch Sponsorship Form To provide value throughout the entire day for our members, we are providing educational opportunities, however; please note the legislative appointments need to […]

Royal Oak Historical Commission Seeks Applicants

December 11th 2015

Royal Oak Historical Commission Seeks Applicants (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Dec. 11, 2015) The Royal Oak Historical Commission currently has a vacancy. This commission is a policy-making body that advises the city commission on matters relating to or advancing the historical interests of the City of Royal Oak. The seven members are appointed […]

Help Rename the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park

December 9th 2015

Help Rename the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park (City of Birmingham Press Release, Dec. 9, 2015) BIRMINGHAM, MI – The Birmingham Historical Museum and Park is asking for the community’s help as they consider a new name. Museums throughout the country are changing with the times to incorporate new approaches and to engage with the […]

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 […]