Upcoming Events

At this time, all upcoming events are virtual events. Please check this page for the latest information.

VIRTUAL Strategic Planning Meeting #1 of 3
Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 7 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89104524260

GWBHS members and the community are invited to GWBHS virtual strategic planning sessions (other sessions will be September 30 and October 14). Returning facilitator Brian Golden will lead the meetings. Help us consider the future, brainstorm, and choose strategies that best serve the GWBHS Mission Statement. What will be our needs in 5-10 years? What might be possible?

“Our 2005, 2010, and 2015 strategy sessions resulted in a number of new initiatives,” said GWBHS President Gina Gregory. “We hope to hear from members and the community for their perspectives.”

VIRTUAL Strategic Planning Meeting #2 of 3
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 7 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89104524260

GWBHS members and the community are invited to GWBHS virtual strategic planning sessions (final session will be October 14). Returning facilitator Brian Golden will lead the meetings. Help us consider the future, brainstorm, and choose strategies that best serve the GWBHS Mission Statement. What will be our needs in 5-10 years? What might be possible?

“Our 2005, 2010, and 2015 strategy sessions resulted in a number of new initiatives,” said GWBHS President Gina Gregory. “We hope to hear from members and the community for their perspectives.”

VIRTUAL – Roosevelt School 100th Anniversary Open House
Sunday, October 11, 2020, 1 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83610712047 Meeting ID: 836 1071 2047

Built in 1920, this facility is thought to be the oldest operating Michigan public school in an original building! Roosevelt School is in Keego Harbor and is now included in West Bloomfield School District. This virtual presentation shares some of the school’s 100 year history through video and museum artifacts.

VIRTUAL – Great Black Women of Detroit Presentation
NEW DATE Monday, October 12, 2020, 7-8:30 pm
Register with West Bloomfield Parks

We’re still celebrating the Centennial of the Women’s Right to Vote, 1919-2019. Join us virtually as Jamon Jordan, of Black Scroll Network History & Tours, shares stories of the Great Black Women in Detroit’s history, including the Underground Railroad, Civil Rights Movement, Labor Movement, and more. Program offered in collaboration with West Bloomfield Parks. See the WB Parks mini-Summer Guide for details and registration.

VIRTUAL Strategic Planning Meeting #3 of 3
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89104524260

GWBHS members and the community are invited to GWBHS virtual strategic planning sessions (this is the final session). Returning facilitator Brian Golden will lead the meetings. Help us consider the future, brainstorm, and choose strategies that best serve the GWBHS Mission Statement. What will be our needs in 5-10 years? What might be possible?

“Our 2005, 2010, and 2015 strategy sessions resulted in a number of new initiatives,” said GWBHS President Gina Gregory. “We hope to hear from members and the community for their perspectives.”

VIRTUAL – History Outdoors: Wayside Exhibits Presentation
Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 7 pm
Register with West Bloomfield Parks

Take a virtual tour with Cory Taylor as she highlights over 25 outdoor exhibit panels in greater West Bloomfield. Maps are available online: gwbhs.org/education/wayside-exhibits. Program offered in collaboration with West Bloomfield Parks.

VIRTUAL – 19th Amendment: Women’s Right to Vote
Sunday, November 8, 2020, 1 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87895992537 Meeting ID: 878 9599 2537

Virtually celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment: Women’s Right to Vote with historian Barb Frye. Hear about local historian, painter and activist Lillian Drake Avery who worked with the Oakland County Pioneer and Historical Society in early 20th century. Her efforts in indexing and cataloging the OCPHS library and historical collection continue to serve the residents of Oakland County to this day.

VIRTUAL – D-Day: The Most Important Day in 2,000 years
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 7 pm
Register with West Bloomfield Parks

June 6, 1944 is arguably the most important single day in western history for the past 2000 years. Failure of the Normandy landings could have resulted in a very different world than we know today. Historian James Craft virtually details these difficulties, losses, and successes in a compelling presentation.

VIRTUAL – The Night Before Christmas Collection Open House
Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86350402026 Meeting ID: 863 5040 2026

Virtually join local collector Cathy Hasse who will share her collection of 150 editions of The Night Before Christmas books, highlighting their unique features. She will discuss some of her favorite editions, what inspired her collection and where she found some of the more special volumes.

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