Select Thursdays at 2:00pm ǀ THS Members: $8 ǀ Non-member: $9
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. Sponsored by Oakmont Manor and Oakmont Sterling.
Advance registration is required. Pay online below or call 248-524-3570 to register and pay over the phone.
May 26: Troy in the Twenties
In 1927 we opened the doors to the brand-new Troy Township Hall at 60 West Wattles, but what did the rest of the township look like? Were the Caswells still living in their home? What was the latest news down at the General Store? Find out what life was like in quiet little Troy Township during the Roaring Twenties.
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June 23: Michigan’s Most Dangerous Women
Join true crime author Tobin Buhk for a peek behind the walls of the old Detroit House of Correction to meet some of the most dangerous women in Michigan history. Hear the stories of a serial poisoner who killed over a dozen because she wanted to don her black dress and attend the funerals, a con artist known as the “Queen of the Underworld,” and many more. Scroll down to register.
July 28: A Governess, An Architect, and a Civil War Widow: Stories of Amazing Women
Too often women have been marginalized in history and left out of the narrative, their stories untold. Oakland County Parks and Recreation Historian Carol Egbo explores the fascinating but little-known stories of three women from 1800s-1900s Oakland County. We’ll learn about an Independence Twp. woman whose husband was killed fighting for the Union, the Buhl family’s French governess, and Emily Butterfield, Michigan’s first female licensed architect, who designed the clubhouse at Glen Oaks Golf Course. Come learn about these fascinating women whose lives are an important part of Oakland County’s past. Egbo will also share how she discovered these important histories! Scroll down to register.
August 25: Natural History of Oakland County
Take a metaphorical walk on the wild side of Oakland! Explore our county’s history with a guided ramble through time. Oakland County wasn’t always roads and buildings. What evidence of Native occupation do we recognize? When did the “new” way of living on the land gain ground and what wildlife did American settlers encounter? History interpreter Matthew Hackett explores Oakland’s edible foods, mammals, and more. Scroll down to register.