The Museum features both temporary exhibits and permanent displays. Our rotating exhibits highlight stories of Royal Oak events, cultural and civic organizations, arts, and city or township development. Our permanent displays, which are refreshed annually, explore Royal Oak's past through artifacts, historic photographs, and archival documents in themed display cases. Visit us to see our refreshed displays on Philip Storz, 19th century shoemaker, and Hedge's Wigwam restaurant (1927-1967).
See below for upcoming exhibits.
Opening at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9
Learn how the Ice Age - and so much more - shaped the city of Royal Oak. This exhibit focuses on the topography of Royal Oak, including glaciers and moraines. It also features early surveys and maps, information on the "ghost river" Red Run, and the Saginaw Trail.
The survey map featured here shows descriptive markings and features redrawn based on Joseph Wampler's original 1817 survey of Royal Oak Township. (Image courtesy U.S. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records.)