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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



Santa will be at the Museum on December 6th, 13th and 20th from 1pm to 4pm. We will have Christmas Cookies for the Children.
Christmas Displays

We will also have our giving tree with ornaments made by Mrs. Patty Nellis' second & third graders at Jane Adams elementary. As usual, you will be able to pick one of the childrens ornaments, write your personal greeting and hang it on the tree for a donation of $5.

Hocking Gillies

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

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The Historical Society Museum
at the

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

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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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