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Help keep Royal Oak history alive!

The Royal Oak Historical Society is a volunteer operated and funded
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Remembering Royal Oak

Current News

Exhibit schedule for 2014-2015.

Guest Column
Grandpa Wake
 and the
Atomic Bomb

Volunteer Information

  Special Events

Royal Oak Historical Society 75th Annual Dinner
Thursday, Oct 16th
Celebrate With Us!
Click above links for more information.



SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 2014 - 10 AM TILL 4 PM
Free parking

Household items, books, toys, etc., will be on sale!
The sale will also include some items from the Museum
that will be of interest to history-minded people in Royal Oak!

If you have items to donate for this fundraiser for the Museum,
please bring to the Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 10 am to 7 pm,
Thursday, Sept. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm or Friday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7 pm.
Donors will be provided with a receipt for tax purposes upon request.


Hocking Gillies

Your Schools

exhibit at the
Royal Oak Historical Museum
exhibit will close
Sunday September 21st, 2014

Click here for more school trivia.

The "Your Schools" exhibit will show Public and Parochial schools from the mid 1800's through the 1960's.

Brave at Helen Keller Jr. High 1963
Of All Things Possible
Story by Nancy Wagner Smith

We are happy to accommodate Boy and Girl Scout troops, Cub Scouts, and Brownies for private tours.  The Museum is a great learning activity for the Classroom or any Club or Organization.
To arrange for a group tour on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays please contact the Curator by phone,
248-439-1501 or email curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org

The Historical Museum is always looking for photos of Royal Oak, from the 1800's to the 1980's, to add to our archives. We are seeking views of businesses, historic homes, prominent people, and public buildings, in Royal Oak and along historic Woodward Ave. 

If you have any photos to share with us please contact us at the Museum. 

248.439.1501 or via email at: curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org

If you would like to submit a column about Royal Oak history, or growing up in Royal Oak please contact Muriel by phone at 248.439.1501 or via email at: curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org

The Royal Oak Historical Society emails:



The Historical Society Museum
at the

Northwood Fire Station
1411 W Webster at Crooks
Royal Oak, MI 48072

Click to View Map

Tuesday, Thursday,
and Saturday
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Historical Society Museum

Extends Special Thanks to

Emagine Royal Oak
Town Tavern- Bill Roberts
Holiday Market
FX Architecture-Frank Arvan
Buttons Rent-it
Chuck Bennett- Bloom Construction
Andrew Androff- Professional Movers Inc.
Roy & Paul Painting & Decorators
Frentz & Sons Hardware
Hermman's Bakery
Leonard Bros.Data Management-
Paul Leonard
Darren Bossenberger -Ideation,
Signs & Communications

Chet's Cleaning Inc

Upscale Graphics

Click on above links to visit contributors web sites.

Please patronize these local businesses.

Major Contributors

Linda M. Penney and David G. Penney PhD

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