Upcoming Events

Meet your Senator: A Conversation with Jim Runestad
Friday, July 19, from 10–11:30am, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
State Senator Runestad will share information on current issues and legislation and welcomes constituents’ thoughts, opinions, and ideas to take back to Lansing, where he represents Michigan’s 15th Senate District.

Orchard Lake Fine Arts Show
Saturday, July 27, 2019, 10-6, and Sunday July 28, 2019, 10-5, Daley Road
Visit the show and stop by the GWBHS table sponsored by West Bloomfield Township. Society merchandise is available for purchase.

Historic Inn at 97 Winder Tour & Tea
Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:15 – 3:30 pm, Recreation Activities Center, 4640 Walnut Lake Road
Board the bus for a trip back in time to the Brush Park mansion, once home to John Harvey (an affluent pharmacist) and his wife Jessie (daughter of Caroline Linn and Colin Campbell, who once owned Orchard Lake’s Apple Island). This 11,000-square-foot residence was built for the Harveys in 1887 and retains many of the original details and finishes. Today it is a luxury boutique hotel. Join historian and descendant Catherine Cangany, PhD for a guided house tour and complimentary tea in the front parlor. Inn has stairs and is not accessible. See the WB Parks Summer Guide for details and registration or click here to register online.

Vintage Cars Open House
Sunday, August 11, 2019, 1-4 pm, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Interested in seeing and learning about vintage cars? View an exhibit about early auto entrepreneur Walter Flanders, who summered in West Bloomfield. All are welcome to bring vintage cars for a showcase in the parking lot. Includes Carriages to Cars 20-minute presentation at 2 pm & 3 pm (During the late 1800’s the Pontiac Carriage Industry experienced tremendous growth and achieved a national presence. This industry developed into over 30 motor vehicle companies, most significant were GM Truck and Pontiac Motors. Restoring a 1901 Pontiac built carriage uncovers this fascinating and forgotten piece of our history). Enjoy temporary and permanent exhibits interpreting area history and culture. Hands on activities. No charge.

45th Anniversary Open House
Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1-4 pm, Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy hands-on activities outdoors and refreshments at the Orchard Lake Museum. $2 per person, Free for GWBHS and Time Travelers members. Enjoy temporary and permanent exhibits interpreting area history and culture.

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.

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