Events

Open: 1st/2nd/4th/5th Sundays & 3rd Fridays 1-4 pm
Closed: Holiday weekends and when a GWBHS program is elsewhere.


** Please note: Please check event locations carefully and check this page for the latest updates. ** 

**GWBHS has a new Open House schedule May-August 2024!** 
Open: 2nd/4th/5th Sundays & 1st/3rd Fridays 1-4 pm

Open House (CANCELED)
Sunday, May 26, 2024, 1-4 pm

Note: This program has been canceled due to the holiday weekend. See GWBHS in the Keego Harbor Memorial Day Parade: Sunday, May 27, 2024, 10 am, Cass Lake Road. 
(Free admission, donations appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture.

Keego Harbor Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2024, 9 am-12 pm
GWBHS is looking for volunteers to join them in the Memorial Day Parade on May 27. Volunteers are invited to walk (and potentially carry a large flag), bike, or drive their classic car. Check this page for updates.

National Trails Day Walk
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Orchard Lake Museum open from 9 am-12 pm
Visit the Orchard Lake Museum as you celebrate National Trails Day on the West Bloomfield Trail! Details at www.wbparks.org.

Apple Island Tours Return
Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 2024, 10 am-5:00 pm
(Boat/bus driver break from 12:30-1 pm)
Self-paced guided tours of Apple Island 3:30 pm is last departure. Ticket donations: $25 adult, $15 child (ages 5-12), no kids under 5. Online reservations for members only. Details at www.gwbhs.org/apple-island-tours/.

Juneteenth in the WB (CANCELED)
Saturday, June 22, 2024, 2-5 pm
Note: This program has been cancelled. Juneteenth in the WB will now partner with West Bloomfield Parks and Rec and the West Bloomfield Library and WB Township for a Jamboree on June 19, 2024 10AM-2PM at the WB Township Civic Center Campus. Visit www.juneteenthwb.org for more information. 
West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Road
Visit the GWBHS table at this community event! A free, fun, family-friendly event to celebrate our community’s diversity & strength and honor the day the final enslaved people were emancipated in June 1865. Details at www.juneteenthwb.org.

Open House
Friday, June 21, 2024, 1-4 pm

(Free admission, donations appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture.

Open House
Sunday, June 30, 2024, 1-4 pm

(Free admission, donations appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture.

Open House
Friday, July 5, 2024, 1-4 pm

(Free admission, donations appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture.

E. LeRoy Pelletier Open House
Sunday, July 14, 2024, 1-4 pm
(Free admission, donations appreciated)
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.

Volunteer Celebration Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 6-8 pm
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Members, supporters, and volunteers are invited for refreshments with one complimentary ticket per person for a raffle with terrific prizes. A celebratory toast for 50 years of volunteers! RSVP appreciated but not required by July 10 to anna@gwbhs.org or (248) 757-2451.

Open House
Friday, July 19, 2024, 1-4 pm

(Free admission, donations appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture.

Orchard Lake Fine Arts Show
Saturday, July 27, 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday, July 28, 2024, 10 am-5 pm
6668 Orchard Lake Road #204
Visit GWBHS at this year’s Orchard Lake Fine Arts Show! Details at https://hotworks.org/events-hot-works/orchard-lake-fine-art-show-july-27-28-2024/.

Open House
Friday, August 2, 2024, 1-4 pm

(Free admission, donations appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture.

Car Show & Poker Rally: Things You Auto Know About Local History
Sunday, August 11, 2024, 9 am-3 pm
Start and end at West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Road
Car Show: 9 am-12 pm, free to attend, $20 to compete, presented by WBHS Robotics Club. Poker Rally: 12-3 pm, free for vehicles with a GWBHS membership ($25) or $30 per vehicle. Drive to historic locations and get a playing card. Best poker hand wins an awesome trophy! Details at www.gwbhs.org/pokerrally/.

Pine Lake Marina Tour
Thursday, August 15, 2024, 7-8 pm
Pine Lake Marina, 3599 Orchard Lake Road
($8 for residents / $10 for non-residents)
Gather at Pine Lake Marina for historical information about the longtime marina, water taxis, the camp on Pine Lake, and trolley transportation with Ron Hodess, Ron Gay, and Brian Golden. We’ll walk to the nearby Interurban railway bed. Register through www.wbparks.org.

Open House
Friday, August 16, 2024, 1-4 pm

(Free admission, donations appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture.

Open House
Sunday, August 25, 2024, 1-4 pm

(Free admission, donations appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture.

Past Events


Monthly Open Houses
1st, 2nd, & 4th Sundays and 3rd Fridays, 1-4 pm
(Free Admission, Donations Appreciated)
Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Enjoy temporary and permanent exhibits interpreting area history and culture. Occasionally guest presenters share their interests.