Royal Oak First United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 10th, 2022
Six pm-Social Hour
320 West Seventh Street
at Washington, Royal Oak
Tickets are $40.00
Click on the image above to purchase tickets.
Your support and contributions will enable us to continue the historic preservation of the City of Royal Oak, Michigan.
Royal Oak Introduced First 'Official Seal' in 1965
Stories about growing up, living and working in Royal Oak.
New Story by Olie Green-Starr
Click on the above image to view it as a flipbook.
Click the link below for a chronological list of our most recently published newsletters in pdf format.
Bob takes us on a journey of 13 steps of the City of Royal Oak's annexation from Royal Oak Township between 1836 to 1957.
We hope you enjoyed this video presented by
board member, Robert Muller.
We are a non-profit organization run by
volunteers and funded solely by your donations.
A donation of any amount to the
Royal Oak Historical Society
would be much appreciated.
There's much to see here and at the Museum. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about Royal Oak History. We hope you enjoy our site and if you would like to support our museum and mission, become a member, your donation includes multiple membership benefits.
To donate to our current operating fund click on the donate button below.
The Royal Oak Historical Society Museum is a 501(c)3
non profit organization
run by volunteers and funded solely by donations.
Founded in 1939, the Royal Oak Historical Society is a private, non-governmental organization of volunteers. We collect, display and preserve information and objects of Royal Oak’s past for current and future generations. Throughout the year we present various special exhibits and provide a venue for other groups and individuals to display their collections.
The society was organized in 1939 by nine women and one man, according to information compiled by local historian Owen Perkins, for his book, "Royal Oak, Michigan, The Early Years," published in 1971.
The founders were civic activists, representing such organizations as the Library; Ezra Parker Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution; Chamber of Commerce; American Association of University Women; Royal Oak Woman's Club; and the Royal Oak Memorial Society. Members of most of those same organizations remain active in the society
The Royal Oak Historical Society Museum came to be in March 2004, when five women each contributed $1000 to purchase the collection of Bill Rasmussen. The women were Agnes Buhalski, Pat Eaves, Bonnie Linehan, Blanche Myerhoven Roth, and Muriel Versagi.
Our annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast at the Farmers Market, Car Show, and Woodward Memories exhibits along with WWII, Viet Nam, Korea, and Civil war exhibits also help keep Royal Oak's history alive.
We always need volunteers in all areas of Museum operations. If you are interested in any of the activities listed below please contact us at 248-439-1501 or email@example.com.
Docents and Tour Guides
Exhibit Planning and Preparation
Scanning Documents and Photographs
Research Royal Oak Families
Conduct and Transcribe Oral History Interviews
Manage Museum Gift Shop ( Sales & Record Keeping)