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Remembering Royal Oak

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Exhibit schedule for 2014-2015.

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Grandpa Wake
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Volunteer Information

  Special Events

Your Schools
exhibit at the
Royal Oak Historical Museum
Grand Opening
Saturday May 3rd, 2014

Click here for more school trivia.

The "Your Schools" exhibit will show Public and Parochial schools from the mid 1800's through the 1950's.
What we need if you are willing to loan the Museum:
Graduation photos, framed if possible, with the name of the school and date graduated.
Elementary school or high school class photos of activities you were involved in, plays, band, drama, cheerleading, sports, etc.  With short descriptions of school, year, name, name of classmate/best friend.
School Letters or letter sweater, class rings, bracelets, pom poms, band instrument and any other memorabilia from your school.
Please call the Museum to let us know when you will be bringing your items to us.
Museum hours are 1pm till 4pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Also on May 3rd join the Royal Oak Historical Society for its first-ever
Royal Oak Road Rally History Hunt
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Private group visits may be arranged by email at curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org or call the Museum at

The Historical Society Museum is located at 1411 W. Webster, Royal Oak, MI 48072 near Crooks Rd. in the Northwood Fire Station.
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To arrange for a group tour during hours the Museum is not normally open please contact the Curator by phone,
248-439-1501 or email curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org

-------------   ATTENTION   -------------
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
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

All of our moving volunteers

Please patronize these local businesses.

Major Contributors

Linda M. Penney and David G. Penney PhD

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