Upcoming Events

Open House with a Nutcracker Theme
Sunday, December 11, 2016 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
See a selection of nutcracker-themed music boxes and snowglobes. Experience permanent exhibits interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

Ice Harvesting Open House
Sunday, January 8, 2016 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Prior to modern day refrigerators, ice was the only means to keep our perishable groceries cold and fresh. The area lakes provided not only local residents and businesses ice for refrigeration, but much of the ice was loaded on trains/cars and shipped to Detroit for the meat processing industry. Ron Hanson shares his family’s ice cutting saw and photos of the saws being used on Orchard Lake and Pine Lake. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

Annual Meeting & This Place Matters Presentation
Saturday, January 28, 2017 10 a.m. – noon, Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Commerce Rd., Dining Hall, Bldg. 15
Annual meeting and This Place Matters presentation by Ron Campbell. $15 includes brunch. Reservations by January 24 at www.gwbhs.org/events, rsvp@gwbhs.org or 248.518.0871. No annual meeting charge.

History of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion
Sunday, February 26, 2017 2 p.m., WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Historian and Lecturer Jamon Jordan looks at Detroit racial history, noting the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Rebellion. No charge.

Iraq to West Bloomfield
Sunday, March 6, 2017 2 p.m., WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Salma M. Ajo, PhD, shares her life experiences growing up in Iraq during the 1950s-60s and her life in West Bloomfield. No charge.

Volunteer Opportunities Meeting
Saturday, March 11, 2017 10 a.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Are you looking for flexible, interesting volunteer opportunities? Come learn our needs — from one-time to long-term commitments. No charge.


 

Complete list of 2017 events