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: Paper Doll Cut-Outs
Sunday, May 8, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Karen Pushie shares her mother’s 1920-2010 paper doll cut-outs collection.

Open House
Friday, May 20, 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, May 22, 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, May 29, 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.

Join GWBHS in the Keego Harbor Parade
Monday, May 30, 9 am
Walk, bike, drive your vintage car, or pull our carriage in the Keego Harbor Memorial Day parade! Email contact@gwbhs.org to sign up.

Open House
Sunday, June 5, 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: Apple Island Perspectives
Sunday, June 12, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Anishinaabe Mikwandahn “Mike” Jewell shares his traditional Native life perspectives and his items on exhibit.Catherine Cangany, PhD. shares her personal collection of early Apple Island vacationers.
Note: Apple Island Tours will be planned after the new West Bloomfield School pontoon boats arrive. View Youtube.com: 2021 Virtual Apple Island Tours and 2021 Virtual Presentation – Q&A Session.

Open House
Friday, June 17, 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.

Sailing on Orchard Lake
Wednesday, June 22, 7pm, Orchard Lake Country Club, 5000 West Shore Drive
Meet at the Orchard Lake Country Club front door. Walk 1,000’ through the club (no denim) to the shore for a talk about sailing history on Orchard Lake. Registration required: contact@gwbhs.org. No charge. (25 person limit)

Open House
Sunday, June 26, 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, July 3, 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: Boating
Sunday, July 10, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Researcher Neil Hepburn explores sailing, power boats, boat liveries, and clubs.

Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, July 13, 6p, Orchard Lake Museum
Members, supporters, and volunteers are invited for refreshments with one complimentary ticket per person for an amazing raffle. RSVP by July 8 to info@gwbhs.org

Open House
Friday, July 15, 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, July 24, 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, July 31, 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, August 7, 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.

Pine Lake Marina Tour
Wednesday, August 10, 7-8 pm, 3599 Orchard Lake Road at Seminary
Join a walking tour with historical information about the marina, water taxis, and nearby Interurban railway bed. Park on Seminary Road and meet at 3599 Orchard Lake Road at Seminary. Limited space. Registration is required through West Bloomfield Parks. 

Open House: Classic Cars & Pelletier Presentation
Sunday, August 14, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road

Rick Bartus, former subdivision resident, shares facets of E LeRoy Pelletier’s life, 1868-1939. Pelletier was Henry Ford’s first “PR man” and a West Bloomfield resident.

Open House
Friday, August 19, 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, August 28, 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.

Past Events


Monthly Open Houses
1st, 2nd, & 4th Sundays and 3rd Fridays, 1-4 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy temporary and permanent exhibits interpreting area history and culture. Occasionally guest presenters share their interests. No charge.