Events

Complete list of 2017 events

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show
Saturday, July 29, 2017 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday, July 30, 2017 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Road
GWBHS is participating in the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show. Visit our table to purchase some beautiful pieces!

Vintage Cars Open House
Sunday, August 13, 2017 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Interested in seeing and learning about vintage cars? Featuring exhibit boards on Model T and Flanders cars, along with a wealth of information about vintage cars. All are welcome to bring vintage cars for a showcase in the parking lot. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

Quilts Open House
Sunday, September 10, 2017 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
So many quilts, so little time. Learn about the history of quilting, including the Harger history, and see beautiful local quilts. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

Aromatherapy History
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7 p.m., WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Kirsten Douglass shares the history of essential oil use and their many benefits. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Township Library. No charge.

Treasures in the Trunk Sale & Open House
Sunday, October 8, 2017 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Trunk sale in the museum parking lot. GWBHS fundraiser. To rent space, contact Sue, sue@gwbhs.org or 248.757.2451. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

Autumn Nature Walk
Sunday, October 15, 2017 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 seasonal autumn beauty. Sponsored with Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary. No charge.

Italian Evening
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6 p.m., Gino’s Restaurant side room, 1999 Cass Lake Road
Enjoy Gino Santia’s personally prepared gourmet Italian dinner with homemade wine. Travelogues. Limited seating for 40 with $50 donation tickets available at gwbhs.org/events. Proceeds support GWBHS.





World War II Letters Open House
Sunday, November 12, 2017 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
In 1942, Mr. Glenn Husted, Whitfield School Principal, began writing to his former students who were serving in World War II around the world. As the servicemen and women wrote back to him, he shared their stories. He saved each letter. All but eight of the original letters were returned to the families. The Open House features these letters and their stories. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

Nutcrackers Open House
Sunday, December 10, 2017 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
See a selection of nutcracker-themed music boxes and snowglobes. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. No charge.

 


Monthly Open Houses
Second Sundays, 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy temporary and permanent exhibits interpreting area history and culture. Occasionally guest presenters share their interests. No charge.