Events

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

Virtual Open House: Aspects of West Bloomfield Sheep Farming
Sunday, April 11, 2021, 1 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83048341952 Meeting ID: 830 4834 1952
We’ll virtually highlight once popular local sheep farming; see an early spinning demonstration; and visit the MSU Extension Tollgate Farm.

Virtual/Live Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary Walk
Sunday, April 25, 2021, 2 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88433639103 Meeting ID: 884 3363 9103
Join a virtual tour or live walk through the Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary with Naturalist Carol Fink to learn the area’s history, natural features, flora and fauna. Final event plans will be posted April 20 at gwbhs.org. Sponsored with City of Orchard Lake Village.

Virtual Open House: Interurban Railway
Sunday, May 9, 2021, 1 pm
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7028352055 Meeting ID: 702 835 2055
Virtually, local historian Brian Golden travels the interurban, a light-rail system which ran from downtown Detroit, through Farmington, to Pontiac. The railway shortened travel time to the “up north” getaway that was West Bloomfield. Q & A.

Virtual Presentation: Perspectives on Traditional Native American Life
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7 pm
Registration: http://wblib.org/services/virtual_registration.php or view at civiccentertv.com.
Virtually, Anishnabai Native American presenter Mikwhandan (Mike) Jewell shares his perspectives about traditional Native American life in a 45-minute video recorded in native costume in a natural setting. Video produced by Civic Center Television; tentatively scheduled for broadcast on CCTV. Live Q & A. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Library.

National Trails Day
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Join the celebration by creating your own trail walk highlighting local transportation history using our online MotorCities Markers map. Or register for a West Bloomfield Parks walk at wbparks.org.

Virtual Apple Island Tours
Saturday, June 12 & Sunday, June 13, 2021, 10am & 1pm
Saturday – 10am Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81936987247 Meeting ID: 819 3698 7247
Saturday – 1pm Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86283091827 Meeting ID: 862 8309 1827
Sunday – 10am Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81472833238 Meeting ID: 814 7283 3238
Sunday – 1pm Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82026832106 Meeting ID: 820 2683 2106
A free virtual presentation featuring a tour of Orchard Lake Museum outdoor exhibits, volunteer island docents, presenters Genot (Winter Elk) Picor and Mikwhandan (Mike) Jewell, and a virtual island tour. Sponsored with West Bloomfield Parks and West Bloomfield Schools. Apple Island informational panels will be outdoors at the Museum depending on the weather and COVID-19 restrictions.

Virtual Open House: Sylvan Lake Village 100th Anniversary
Sunday, July 11, 2021, 1 pm
Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89622491708 Meeting ID: 896 2249 1708
Virtually, historian Helen Jane Peters shares the history of Sylvan Lake Village, 1921 – 2021.  Live Q & A. Sylvan Lake panels will be outdoors at the Museum, depending on the weather and COVID-19 restrictions.

Virtual Open House: Walter Flanders
Sunday, August 8, 2021, 1 pm
Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89322836239 Meeting ID: 893 2283 6239
Dr. William Spencer will present virtually about his grandfather, Walter Flanders, an early automotive entrepreneur, who had a large estate in West Bloomfield. He’ll include what it is like to own a Flanders 20 Runabout.  Live Q & A. Showcase your classic car in the Museum parking lot depending on the weather and COVID-19 restrictions. See gwbhs.org on August 1 for final plans.

Past Events


Monthly Open Houses
Second Sundays, 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.