Upcoming Events

Military Memorabilia Open House
Sunday, November 11, 2018 1-4 pm, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Do you have military memorabilia to share during the Open House? We will exhibit some World War I relics and welcome anyone to bring in their military memorabilia from any time period. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

Centennial of “Detroit’s Own Polar Bears” Military Intervention in Russia
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 7 pm, West Bloomfield Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
The “Polar Bears” of the US Army’s American North Russia Expeditionary Force (ANREF) were sent to North Russia in Sept. 1918 by President Wilson to participate in the Allied Intervention in the Russian Civil War. Many of their battles with the Bolshevik Red Army were fought after the Armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. Learn about the reasons for the intervention, how they survived the harsh conditions while fighting on enemy soil and how public pressure eventually brought them home. The presentation will also include maps, contemporary photos, as well as recent photos taken at some of the battlefronts. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Township Library. No charge.

Vintage Wooden Toys Open House
Sunday, December 9, 2018 1-4 pm, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy our vintage wooden toy collection, along with other vintage toys, this holiday season. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

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