Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting & ‘Where History and Genealogy Meeting: The Dash Between the Dates’ Presentation
Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10 am -12 pm
Orchard Lake Schools Dining Hall (enter from Commerce Road)
Annual meeting and presentation. Our ancestors are more than their birth, marriage, and death dates! Family historian and professional genealogist Judy Muhn shares perspectives with ways history, artifacts, stories, and documentation inform the larger stories of our families. $15 brunch ticket donation. Make brunch reservations by January 20. RSVP to contact@gwbhs.org or 248.518.0871. No annual meeting charge. Orchard Lake Schools partner.

Open House
Sunday, January 29, 2023, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Living With History: Car Connections – Home & Garage Tour 2024 Initial Planning Meeting
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10 am
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Let’s celebrate our auto heritage and GWBHS 50th anniversary with a tour, while fundraising! New volunteers are needed to organize and chair this event. Tour stop help is provided.

Open House
Sunday, February 5, 2023, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Eli Crockett: 1870 African-American Family Open House
Sunday, February 12, 2023, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Learn about the Eli Crockett family, one of West Bloomfield Township’s first African-American households and their life here in the 1870s. Presentations at 2 & 3 pm by Neil Hepburn. Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Friday, February 17, 2023, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

The Gift of Fire: Stories that warm the coldest hearts!
Sunday, February 19, 2023, 2 pm
WB Library Main Meeting Room, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Join Mikwahndan “Mike” Jewell as he shares Anishinaabe “Gift of Fire” stories. In Winter, elders taught their People these stories and the lessons they reinforce. More than ever, all people need to hear and learn these lessons told in the form of stories, which entertain and subtly teach us acceptance.

No charge. Sponsored with WB Parks. 50 person attendance limit.

Open House
Sunday, February 26, 2023, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

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