Upcoming Events

45th Anniversary Open House
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1-4 pm, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy ice cream floats, the music of 1974, and some old-fashioned fun for all ages at Orchard Lake Museum. Ongoing activities from 1-4 pm: arcade games, archaeological activities, farm chores course, History Mysteries, lawn games, vintage clothing photo op, Soda Fountain
2:30 Green School Bell Unveiling, Josh & Roy Show www.joshandroyshow.com

$2 per person, Free for GWBHS and Time Travelers members.

Petticoat Surgeon: The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7 pm, West Bloomfield Township Library Main Meeting Room
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, author Maureen Thalmann tells the extraordinary life story of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen. Bertha’s life story includes many firsts, international recognition, an abiding love of family and a commitment to advance and improve the lives of women. Maureen’s book will be available for sale and signing. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Township Library. No charge.

Autumn Nature Walk
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2-3 pm, 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 the Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary. No charge.

Dr. Harold A. Furlong: Humanitarian and MI’s only official WWI Medal of Honor Recipient
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 2 pm, West Bloomfield Township Library Main Meeting Room
Dr. Harold A. Furlong was Michigan’s only official World War I Medal of Honor recipient. After World War I Harold Furlong became a prominent Pontiac doctor and a promoter of the arts. He and his wife, Frances, established the Pontiac Creative Arts Center in the old Pontiac Library building. Dr. Furlong was a great humanitarian who put service above self as his gift to mankind through military service, medicine, and the arts. Historian Larry Hathcock will tell the life story of Dr. Harold A. Furlong. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Township Library. No charge.

WWII Whitfield School Letters Open House
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 1-4 pm, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
See and learn the story of Sylvan Lake WWII correspondences with Whitfield School principal Mr. Glenn Husted and his former students. Other military memorabilia exhibited. We encourage you to come share your military history! Enjoy temporary and permanent exhibits interpreting area history and culture. Hands on activities. No charge.

Sinterklaas is Jarig! Belgian & Dutch Holiday Traditions Open House
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1-4 pm, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Sinterklaas is Jarig! Who was St. Nicholas? Why does he visit Belgian and Dutch children on Dec. 6 and his helper is not an elf? When did this tradition come to the U.S.? Learn about the history and traditions of St. Nick, cookie boards, wooden shoes, and music. Temporary and permanent exhibits that interpret local area history and culture will also be available. Hands-on activities. No charge.

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