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The Royal Oak Historical Society Museum is a
 non profit organization
run by volunteers and funded solely by donations.

Business Owners Circa 1900

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Royal Oak Dondero High School
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Now Thru Oct, 22


November 2016

Christmas Shopping
Downtown Royal Oak

Preview Party, Friday, Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.
Refreshments. $10 per person.
Hope to see you there!

Our Christmas exhibit “Christmas Shopping Downtown Royal Oak, Through the
Years” will be extra-special this year.
Some residents have donated a few more artificial trees to the Museum. So, we are going to be decorating each tree with ornaments from a specific era. The library will again be turned into the children’s Christmas room with old games they can play and a tree decorated with children’s favorite things.
We have many decorations from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
But what we do not have enough of are ornaments from
the ’20s, ’30s, and especially the ’40s — the war years.
In those eras, many ornaments were made in Europe and so….during the ’40s war years, none were imported. If you have old ornaments from those years that you would be willing to donate, we would be most grateful. I would say “loan,”
but since they are fragile, we cannot guarantee they might not be accidentally broken. Call Muriel at the Museum at 248-439-1501 or email
curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org to set up a time for you to deliver your donation of ornaments.

A Christmas Party with Santa
 on Saturday, Dec. 3, 1-6 p.m.
Free for children, with a
donation from adults. Cookies
and punch and a gift from Santa.
 on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7-10 p.m.
Several local authors will be signing their books...great gifts for the Holidays.
Refreshments will be served.....$2. donation.

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:

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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
Gift Shop

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Extends Special Thanks to

Ideation Signs & Communications, lnc.
Emagine Royal Oak
Town Tavern- Bill Roberts
Holiday Market
Buttons Rent-it
Andrew Androff- Professional Movers Inc.
Roy & Paul Painting & Decorators
Frentz & Sons Hardware
Hermann's Bakery
Leonard Bros.Data Management- Paul Leonard

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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