Pleasant Lake Improvement Association History Open House
Sunday, August 14, 2016 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
The Lake Improvement Association (LIA) was a summer cottage community started by Eastern European Jewish Immigrant families looking for a quiet place to spend the summers away from the city. Each member had an unobstructed view of the lake, and a similarly sized lot to bring out or build a cottage on. This year they celebrate their 75th anniversary. Come learn more about the LIA’s history at our August Open House. Also featured will be permanent exhibits interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.
Edible Wild Plants Open House
Sunday, September 11, 2016 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Learn about the edible or medicinal plants that grow wild, perhaps right in your backyard. Come and see what Jim Cherfoli has found this year. Also featured will be permanent exhibits interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.
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.