Upcoming Events

Celebrating Our School History with West Bloomfield Schools
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7 p.m. WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Celebrate the unveiling of each of the West Bloomfield Schools historical information exhibit panels with WBSD. Brief presentation. Sponsored with West Bloomfield School District and West Bloomfield Township Library. No charge.

Spring Nature Walk
Sunday, April 17, 2016 2-3 p.m. Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary, 4700 Pontiac Trail
Join Naturalist Carol Fink for a guided tour. Walk through rolling terrain and explore the breathtaking spring flowers. Sponsored with City of Orchard Lake Village. No charge.

April Open House: Our School History
Sunday, April 10, 2016 1-4 p.m. Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Our School History is a project of Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society to document the history of West Bloomfield School District. Project Chair, Christy Forhan, will share what she has learned during her research to create school history panels for each of the district’s schools. No charge.

History LIVES in Grandma’s Button Basket
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7 p.m. WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Michigan Button Society garment fastener collector-historian Chris Parham shares her buttons and extensive knowledge. Q&A. Bring your family buttons for identification and care suggestions. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Township Library. No charge.

Docent Training
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7 p.m. Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Would you like to lead a tour on Apple Island or guide a 2nd grade class through the Orchard Lake Museum? Come see what it’s all about. RSVP by Tuesday, May 17 to Gina, gina@gwbhs.org or 248.622.7570.

Apple Island Tours
Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2016 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Semi-guided tours of Apple Island. First come, first served. No reservations. 3:30 p.m. is the last departure. $15 adults, $10 children 5-12 years (no kids under 5). $5 GWBHS and Time Travelers members. Sponsored with West Bloomfield School District, West Bloomfield Library, City of Orchard Lake and Orchard Lake Schools.

Join Us In a Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30, 2016 9 a.m. – noon, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake
Walk or bike in the Monday Memorial Day parades! Or bring your vintage car! Contact us to participate.

National Trails Day Walk
Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:30 – 11 a.m., Walnut Lake Road entrance of WB Trail
Celebrate National Trail’s Day by walking the West Bloomfield Trail’s scenic and historic rail-to-trail path beginning at the Walnut Lake Rd. entrance. Step off the trail to the Orchard Lake Museum for refreshments. See Parks and Recreation Brochure for more info. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation. No charge.

Volunteer Opportunities Meeting
Saturday, June 11,2016 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. 2017 events are being planned now! No charge.

Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 6 – 8 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Members and volunteers are invited for refreshments to this GWBHS appreciation reception. Complimentary drawing ticket included for choice of multiple prizes. RSVP by July 10 to rsvp@gwbhs.org or 248.518.0871.

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.

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.


 

Complete list of 2016 events