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.

One-Room Schools Open House
Sunday, September 11, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Learn about one-room West Bloomfield schools: Eagle, Pennell, and Hosner. Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Friday, September 16, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Impact of 1820-1850 Religious Reform in Michigan Presentation
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 7 pm
West Bloomfield Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Learn how Michigan was directly impacted by a 1820-1850 “Second Great Awakening” religious movement that led to social and political reforms of temperance that included women’s suffrage, and abolitionism with James Craft, OCHC member. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Library.

Open House
Sunday, September 25, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Pine Lake Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 8, 2022, 11 am – 1 pm
Pine Lake Cemetery, east side of Middlebelt, north of Lone Pine
Take part in a walking tour of Pine Lake Cemetery and learn the history of founding residents, prominent people, sports figures, and others with Sexton Mari Bem and docents. Optional restaurant gathering afterward. Rain or shine. $5 donation requested.

Pleasant Lake History Open House
Sunday, October 9, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Learn about the Pleasant Lake area and Pleasant Lake Highlands subdivision,1922-2022, with historical displays and a new edition available of Our History & Remembrance of Pleasant Lake, West Bloomfield by Gina and Rob Gregory. Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Autumn Nature Walk
Sunday, October 16 2022, 2-3 pm
Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary, 4700 Pontiac Trail
Join Naturalist Carol Fink for a guided tour. Walk through rolling terrain and explore seasonal autumn beauty. Sponsored with the Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary. No charge.

Open House
Friday, October 21, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Sunday, October 30, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Veterans Open House
Sunday, November 13, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
See military memorabilia from WWI to the Korean War. Share/donate your family military memories and archives. Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

The Saginaw Trail: from Native American Path to Woodward Avenue Presentation
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7 pm
West Bloomfield Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Road
Leslie Pielack, Birmingham Museum Director, tells the story of those whose lives intertwined the Saginaw Trail an ancient path that transformed early Michigan. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Library. No charge.

Open House
Friday, November 18, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Sunday, November 27, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Sunday, December 4, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Volunteer Opportunities Meeting
Wednesday, December 8, 2022, 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! No charge.

National Toy Hall of Fame Open House
Sunday, December 11, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
See toys and learn about the National Toy Hall of Fame with Sue Grifor. Play with some of these vintage games and toys. Permanent exhibits interpret local area history and culture. No charge.

Open House
Friday, December 16, 2022, 1-4 pm
Orchard Lake Museum 3951 Orchard Lake Road
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.