Thursday Teas
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 oftopics, while enjoying a cup of tea and a sweet treat (sugar-free and gluten-free options are available). To register online, scroll down. You can also call 248-524-3570to register and pay over the phone. 

Thursday Teas are held inside Old Troy Church on our site. If you have accessibility questions, please click here to visit our Accessibility page or contact us at info@thvmail.organd we will be happy to help!   

Please note that Thursday Tea prices will increase slightly starting this summer. New pricing: $10/Troy Historical Society Member, $15/Non-Member, $10/Oakmont Resident. If you’re not already a Troy Historical Society Member, consider joining! A 1-year Individual Membership costs $35—that means if you come to 8 Teas in one year, it will have paid for itself! You’ll also get discounts on other great Village programs like Old-Time Radio Shows, a 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases, and access to our new Members Only tours. Click here to learn more about Membership.

May 30: Waterways, Trails, Artifacts, and Wild Rice: Indigenous Connections to Oakland County 
Evidence of Oakland County’s Indigenous past includes stone tools, abandoned sugar camps, a network of trails and much more. Explore this often-neglected history with Oakland County Parks Historian Carol Bacak-Egbo. 

Price:
Troy Historical Society Member: $9
Non-member: $10
Oakmont Resident: $9   

Click here to register for May 30 Thursday Tea. 

 

June 27: Pedaling Beyond the Petticoats: Women Cyclists in the Gilded Age
Women’s professional bicycle racing thrived in America from 1895 to 1902, drawing large and enthusiastic crowds in Detroit and Grand Rapids, and around the country. Despite efforts by the League of American Wheelmen to marginalize the sport and by critics to belittle and objectify the women, these athletes forced turn-of-the-century America to rethink strongly held convictions about female frailty and competitive spirit. Author Roger Gilles shares how these speed and endurance contests helped pave the way for professional women’s sports. Scroll down to register.

Price:
Troy Historical Society Member: $10
Non-member: $15
Oakmont Resident: $10

 

July 25: A Garden for Every Home: The Story of Victory Gardens in America
Victory gardens were vegetable gardens planted during the world wars in order to ensure an adequate supply of food for civilians and troops. These gardens were focused on easy to grow fresh vegetables as well as root crops that could be stored throughout the winter. Join food writer and gardener Bevin Cohen as he delves into the history of victory gardens and their impact on American diets during the war. He will also explore the modern Victory Garden movement and the many benefits of gardening at home. Scroll down to register.

Price:
Troy Historical Society Member: $10
Non-member: $15
Oakmont Resident: $10

 

August 22: Meadow Brook Garden Club: Our Past, Present, and Future
Meadow Brook Hall was built by Matilda Dodge Wilson and Alfred Wilson in Avon Township (now Rochester Hills, MI) during the country place era, a time when many wealthy Americans commissioned large and beautiful gardens on their country estates. It is impossible to talk about the gardens without looking at the evolution of the club of volunteers that have tended to them over the years. Members of Meadow Brook Garden Club will share the evolution of the gardens of Meadow Brook Hall from the time of their inception by Matilda Dodge Wilson and her head gardener, Herman Siewert, through today. Scroll down to register.

Price:
Troy Historical Society Member: $10
Non-member: $15
Oakmont Resident: $10

 

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