Upcoming Events

** Please note: Some events returned to in-person events beginning in September 2021. Some events continue to be virtual. Please check event locations carefully and check this page for the latest updates.

Open House
Sunday, December 5, 2021, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy the newly reopened Orchard Lake Museum with new exhibits! Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Volunteer Opportunities Meeting
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 7 pm
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. We need volunteers looking to make a difference in our community and help keep our unique local history alive! If you are unable to make it in person, please join the Zoom room here: with meeting ID
813 6491 6745. No charge. 

Open House: Night Before Christmas
Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Local collector Cathy Hasse will share her collection of 150 editions of The Night Before Christmas books, highlighting their unique features. She’ll discuss some of her favorite editions, what inspired her collection, and where she found some of the more special volumes.

Open House
Sunday, January 2, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy the newly reopened Orchard Lake Museum with new exhibits! Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House: Curling
Sunday, January 9, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Curling premiered in the United States on Orchard Lake in the winter of 1831-32 by Scottish settlers. Learn about the West Bloomfield 1932 Olympian in the 1932 demonstration curling team. See curling exhibits, a curling broom, and stone. Enjoy the newly reopened Orchard Lake Museum with new exhibits! Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Friday, January 21, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy the newly reopened Orchard Lake Museum with new exhibits! Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy the newly reopened Orchard Lake Museum with new exhibits! Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

GWBHS Annual Meeting & Presentation by Karl Mayry: MI Archaeology & Transforming a Useless Degree Presentation
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10 am -12 pm
Orchard Lake Schools, 3535 Commerce Rd., Dining Hall, Bldg. 15
The GWBHS Annual Meeting will be followed by a presentation by Karl Mayry. Karl will share his Michigan archaeology finds and how a “useless degree” in archaeology became a dream career – a circuitous route through a fascinating world. $15 brunch ticket donation. Make brunch reservations by January 20. RSVP to: rsvp@gwbhs.org or 248.518.0871. No annual meeting charge.

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