February Open House: Vintage Valentines
Sunday, February 14, 2016 1-4 p.m. Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Valentine cards reflect the times, through popular themes, poetry, humor, art and cultural values. Come and see a collection of 1930’s Valentines and experience nearly 100-year-old love stories. No charge.
The History of African Americans in the US Marine Corps
Sunday, February 28, 2016 2 p.m. WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
The Montford Point Detachment, a Detroit-based, nonprofit veterans’ organization with the first African Americans to serve the Corps, share their history. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Library. No charge.
Volunteer Opportunities Meeting
Saturday, March 5, 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. Learn about Apple Island Tours volunteer opportunities.
March Open House: West Bloomfield Tornado 40th Anniversary
Sunday, March 13, 2016 1-4 p.m. Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Learn about the F4 tornado that damaged dozens of West Bloomfield homes and businesses on March 20, 1976. No charge.
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.
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, email@example.com 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.