Select Thursdays at 2:00pm
Sponsored by Oakmont Manor and Oakmont Sterling
Join us on select Thursdays each month at 2:00pm for history talks led by guest presenters or Village staff on a variety of topics. Program is held inside Old Troy Church on our site. Scroll down to register online or call 248-524-3570 to register and pay over the phone.
Troy Historical Society Member: $9
December 15: Christmas in the Victorian Era
Christmas has changed a lot since it was first observed in North America. It isn’t until the Victoria era that Christmas starts to look and feel familiar. Learn how European royalty, a German immigrant, an American periodical, and a professor of Oriental and Greek literature gave us the Christmas we know today.
January 26: The Underground Railroad in Southeast Oakland County
Join Donna Casaceli of the Birmingham Museum for the stories of freedom-seeker George Taylor and abolitionist Deacon Elijah Fish, two men recently designated to the National Parks Service Underground Railroad Network. Learn how research into their lives has revealed a much broader network of Oakland County abolitionists, including William G. Stone of Troy, and three freedom-seekers who settled in Pontiac.
February 23: The Evolution of Jazz
Come along with The Oakland County Brassworks as they explore the creation and development of America’s music. This program is a smooth blend of history and music performed live by a five-piece brass band!