Spring in Oakland Township Michigan

Oakland Township, Oakland County, Michigan
It's Your Memory, It's Our History, It's Worth Saving!

"Celebrating 50 Years 1974 - 2024"

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Upcoming Programs

Joint Field Trip to the 
Pontiac Transportation Museum

The Oakland Township Historical Society and the Rochester-Avon Historical Society are pleased to announce our joint field trip to the Pontiac Transportation Museum on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:30 pm. Museum entry fee of $10.00  to be paid direct to museum upon arrival. RSVP name, email and cell phone to othspresident@gmail.com 
Optional Lunch:  Meet at noon at Fillmore 13 Brewery, 7 N Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI 48342 for lunch (on your own).

 See Program Page for complete details.

Greater Rochester Heritage Days
May 2024

"Celebrating 50 Years 1974 - 2024"
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 6:30 pm
Potluck, Elections and Program – bring a dish to pass
Spring Pot-Luck Dinner, Annual Membership Meeting, Elections and Program

See program page for complete details!

Shelden Estate Historical Marker

We are proud to announce we have another state historical marker in our township! The Green Hill Farm/Shelden Estate Marker is located at Stony Creek Metropark. Thank you to board member Anthony Kowalchick for his work to make this happen - 6 years in the making! We would also like to thank Huron Clinton Metroparks, Oakland Township Historic District Commission, the Shelden Foundation, and the State of Michigan for their support. It’s a treasure to have this piece of history saved forever!

Detroitdvotion Takes a Fall Road Trip

Detroitdvotion is a personal blog covering Metro Detroit.  Their 2015 article highlighted a fall road trip to areas north including Oakland Township.

 Take a look!

Cranberry Lake
Barn Quilt

Design by Mary Asmus

40 Year Anniversary
1974 - 2014

Visit the News page to see the CMNtv video.

The Paint Creek Cider Mill, above, and the Paint Creek United Methodist Church, below, are two of our most significant landmark structures in Goodison.


Barn Quilt Trail

West Wynd Golf Course adds quilt to their barn

Sept 11, 2001 Remembered!

OTHS presents the third
Heritage Series Exhibit

"Oakland Township Remembered"
By Edward R. Noble.
A listing of the photographs
and order form.

It's the Berries!

Created by our talented local artist Lyn Sieffert, this booklet features a collection of cranberry recipes both savory and sweet. The booklet also features artwork of historic resources that you will treasure. The booklets are only $10 and can be purchased at our events and programs or by calling Sue Fox at 248-693-9646.

OTHS launches entry to
Oakland Regional
Historic Sites

"Barn on the Move"
DVD Available NOW

Paint Creek Cider Mill Historic Marker

Thanks to Preservation Planner Barb Barber's work, this State of Michigan Historic Marker was dedicated at the Paint Creek Cider Mill in November 2019.


Oakland Township Historical Society was formed in 1974
by a group of dedicated individuals interested in
preserving the unique history of Oakland Township.
It's mission is to gather, interpret and preserve the history
of Oakland Township.
Today the Society is very active in the Township community
and is a registered 501(c)(3)non-profit organization.

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