Oakland Township, Michigan
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All monthly programs are held on the first Wednesday of each month, unless specifically noted,
at the Cranberry Lake Farm,
384 W. Predmore Rd.
Members and visitors are free. A donation is requested for field trips.

Oakland Township Historical Society board member, Anthony Kowalchick, has assembled shadow boxes containing local historic artifacts and donated them to the Historical Society. Stop by the first floor of the Paint Creek Cider Mill M-F, 8am-4:30pm, to see this display of historic treasures. Parks and Recreation Director Mindy Milos-Dale presenting Anthony Kowalchick with a certificate of appreciation for Oakland Township Historical Society discoveries at Marsh View Park.

2018 - 2019 Programs

Program:  The Long Journey to Cleveland

Presented by Rudolph (Rudy) Ruder
Pot-luck dinner and awards.
Date: September 5, 2018   Time:  6:30pm

Location (map): Cranberry Lake Farm, Flumerfelt Barn
388 W Predmore Road, Oakland, MI  48363


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Field Trip:  Chaldean Cultural Center
                   Guided Tour

Date:  October 13, 2018   Time:  10am
$10 per person

Location (map): Chaldean Cultural Center
5600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI  48323

French Resistance

Program:  Missing In Action: US Bombardiers                   and the French Resistance in  WWII
Presented by Mary Shier
Date: November 7, 2018   Time:  7pm

Location (map): Paint Creek Cider Mill
4480 Orion Road, Rochester, MI  48306

Old Style Audio Recording

Program:  Selections from OTHS Oral History                      Archives

Presented by  Mary Tischler

Date: December 5, 2018   Time:  7pm

Location (map): Paint Creek United Methodist Church
4420 Collins Road, Rochester, MI  48306

Program:  Motor Sports: The Thrill of the Track

Presented by  Marc Trahan

Date: February 6, 2019   Time:  7pm

Location (map): To Be Determined

Tent Revival

Program:  The Burned Over District: Revival,                   Reform and the Migration to Michigan

Presented by  Jim Craft

Date: March 6, 2019   Time:  7pm

Location (map): Cranberry Lake Farm, Main House
388 W Predmore Road, Oakland, MI  48363

Program:  Prohibition History in Detroit

Presented by  Steve Johnson, Motor City Brew Tours

Date: April 3, 2019   Time:  7pm

Location (map):  Rochester Mills Beer Company
400 Water Street, Rochester, MI  48307

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