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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


Exhibit schedule for 2017.

Newsletters


Remembering Royal Oak



Union School Bell



Guest Column
Don Calder Rembering Royal Oak 1938-2006

Volunteer Information

  Special Events

End of the Civil War


Pancake Breakfast

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:
curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org


president@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org

programchair@royaloakhistoricalsociety.org


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.



Strangers in a Box

By Pam Harazim

Come look inside this drawer,
In this box I’ve often seen,
At the picture, black and white
Faces proud, still, serene.

I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among the socks.

I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I’ll never know their ways.

If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where and when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.

Could this become the fate
Of pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?

Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
“The Strangers in the Box.”




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