Kit Homes in Michigan
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7 p.m., WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Join Sears kit homeowners and enthusiasts Andrew and Wendy Mutch as they explore the fascinating history of kit and catalog homes. Learn about Michigan’s role in the kit house industry and see examples from vintage catalogs. See a photographic tour of the many kit homes located in West Bloomfield area communities. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Township Library. No charge.
Pine Lake Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 8, 2016 10 – 11:30 a.m., northeast corner of Lone Pine & Middlebelt Roads
Visit Pine Lake Cemetery and learn about prominent local residents buried there, from pioneer John Green to football hero Nick Pietrosante, and Detroit Tiger Norm Cash. $5. Optional restaurant stop following.
Antique Saws Open House
Sunday, October 9, 2016 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Come and see an extensive collection of antique saws dating back to 1890 that was started by Jerry McManus in 1976 in Iosco County (the Tawas area). That area is rich in lumbering history and a beautiful part of Michigan. A friendship formed with Neil Thornton, whose family used to own The Tawas Herald and the Oscoda Press, and the antique saw collection’s history came to life. Come learn a wealth of information about antique saws, and also experience some permanent exhibits interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.
Autumn Nature Walk
Sunday, October 16, 2016 2 p.m., Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary, 4700 Pontiac Trail
Join Naturalist Carol Fink for a guided tour. Walk through rolling terrain and explore seasonal autumn beauty. Sponsored with City of Orchard Lake Village. No charge.
Military Memorabilia Open House
Sunday, November 13, 2016 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Do you have military memorabilia to share during the Open House? We will exhibit some World War II relics and welcome anyone to bring in their military memorabilia from any time period. Also featured will be permanent exhibits 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 248.518.0871. No annual meeting charge.