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.



Program: Documentary Film - On Van Hoosen Farms.

Presented by Michelle Dunham.  The story of four generations of family who ran the Van Hoosen Farm.

Date: March 1, Time: 7p.m.

Location(map): Paint Creek Cider Mill

Program: Paddle Boat Sultana

Bill Grandstaff will tell the tragic story of the paddle boat Sultana which sank in 1865 with over 1000 Union soldiers headed home after the Civil War.

Date: April 5, Time: 7p.m.

Location(map): Cranberry Lake Farm, main house

Flumerfelt Flea Market

Please donate, volunteer to work and shop at our barn sale!  See details in the newsletter.

Contact chairperson: Colleen Barkham

Dates: April 29-30

Field Trip to Flint

Join us for a visit to Applewood Estate, the home of Ruth and C.S.  Mott, located in Flint, Michigan.  We will tour the 1916 home and gardens originally built as a self-sustaining farm. The estate is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Date:  May 13, 2017
Time:  10:30 AM   
Welcome video and check-in.
Charge:  FREE!  There is no donation expected.

The walking tour of the house and gardens will take approximately two hours.  We plan on stopping for lunch on our way home.
Car pool:  Meet at Paint Creek UMC on Collins Rd. in Goodison at 9:30 AM. Our route will be I-75 to I-475 to exit 8A.
We can only take 20 members on this group tour.  Please let me know if you would like to join us.
Contact Colleen Barkham at 248-652-0712 or thsbarkham@hotmail.com.

Greater Rochester Heritage Days

OTHS members are asked to donate potted perennials to sell at our booth and to volunteer their time to work at the event. WE NEED YOU! GRHD is 11:00 am to 5:00 pm daily at the Rochester Municipal Park. Contact person: Jeanne Phillips at 248-651-2940
Dates: May 20-21

Program: Belle Isle

Our island jewel, Detroit's Belle Isle Park.

Picnic: Bring a dish to pass for our annual picnic.

Date: June 7, Time: 6:30p.m.

Location: Flumerfelt Barn at Cranberry Lake Farm


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