Popcorn will be served during the free movie, which starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.
Oakland Township Historical Society
Monday, April 1, 2013
Saturday, September 8, 2012
On September 5 the Oakland Township Historical Society commemorated the War of 1812 with uniformed re-enactor Joe Toth of Oakland Township. Toth presented in full 1812 U.S. Marine uniform complete with firearm to tell the crowd about how Michigan was invo
With the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812 under way, the Oakland Township Historical Society held an “A U.S. Marine, War of 1812” reenactment celebration last night at Cranberry Lake Farm, 384 W. Predmore Road, Oakland Township. Before the program the O.T.H.S. enjoyed a delicious potluck. The tables were filled with delightful homemade meals, deserts, and a homemade “1812” apple pie made by special guest Joe Toth. Toth, an 11 year Oakland Township resident, dressed as an 1812 marine brought along historical memorabilia which included: original uniforms, ammunition, guns, jackets, multiple hats, belts, wallets, backpacks, and boots. The audience listened intently as Toth described the daily life of an 1812 soldier, pay rates, …
Friday, August 31, 2012
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The Vintage Family Square Dance held at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District earlier this month was "a big hit," according to Barb Barber of the Historic District Commission. The dance was sponsored by the Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) to help promote the Cranberry Lake Farm site to the community. Glen Morningstar and the Ruffwater Stringband played a variety of music that had everyone spinning and twirling the do-si-do throughout the evening in the historic Flumerfelt Barn, Barber said. A BBQ dinner plate was available for purchase with advance notice, and prepared by local café Seasonings in Oakland Township. The pulled pork sandwich was topped with coleslaw, and served with potato salad, beans, and a cornbread …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday night's ceremony brought about 60 people together to celebrate the bicentennial of the adoption of the declaration of war.
Oakland Township resident Janine Saputo called Monday night's Flag Raising Ceremony at Cranberry Lake Farm a 'Pure Michigan moment', as residents enjoyed a beautiful night for the patriotic event. Along with watching as a fifteen star flag was raised, residents enjoyed a presentation of colors, the attendance of a uniformed soldier and a live performance of the Star Spangled Banner. The Oakland Township Historical Society and the Historic District Commission worked together to arrange the event, which commemorated the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. Do you have any interesting local photos to feature on Patch? Send them to Brittney Moody (with captions, please) and we'll run them in Patch.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
A Victory Gardens Program was held at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District on Saturday.
The poor weather Saturday might have scared away some residents, but the residents that did attend the Victory Gardens Program in Oakland Township on Saturday walked away with a wealth of knowledge about gardening. The program took place at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District and was sponsored by Oakland Township’s Historical Society, Historic District Commission and Parks and Recreation Department. Attendees were given tours of the farm’s historic buildings, provided information on invasive species by Six Rivers Regional Land Conservancy and tips on gardening by Buds & Blooms Gardening LLC. “Gardening is great because it’s fun to get out and be in the sun. It’s therapeutic,” Jill Brzezinski of Buds & Blooms Gardening LLC said. “I wish …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
There are many ways to help the environment; here are a few ideas for this weekend.
In honor of Earth Day, which is Sunday, here's a list of local Earthy events this weekend. If you don't see your event listed, please share it in the comments area and add it to our Events Calendar.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Here's what's happening in and around Oakland Township this week.
There is a lot going on this week. Here are some highlights:
Friday, November 11, 2011
Discover the value of your treasures this Sunday at the Oakland Township Historical Society's Autumn Antique Appraisal Day.
Have you ever wondered how much that antique tea set is worth? How about your grandfather's rifle, or that oil painting you picked up at a garage sale last year? On Sunday, you won't have to wonder any more, thanks to the Oakland Township Historical Society. Just like Antique Road Show, the society's Autumn Antique Appraisal Day is a chance for you to bring your treasures to the Rochester Community House from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday to be appraised by local experts. Oral appraisals are just $5, and written appraisals are $20; the historical society also asks for a $2 donation at the door. Several local experts will be in attendance, including: All proceeds from the event will benefit the Oakland Township Historial Society's programs and …