The Museum Archives

History Interests All Ages

Shine of the Little Flower Catholic Church cross burning

History is Life.

Schroff Family

Schroff Family

 Blocks of ice were cut from the pond on Pingree, then stored in a nearby ice house for later distribution and sale. 

Royal Oak, 1841

Oakland County Receipts

 In early days, Royal Oak Township had no printed receipts of its own. Shown are examples of forms provided by Oakland County or purchased from office supply stores. 

Royal Oak Service Clubs

Kiwanis International

 Service clubs like the Lions, Rotary, Optimists, and Kiwanis- and their female counterparts like the Woman’s Club and the Soroptimists -- have a long civically focused history in Royal Oak. 


12 Mile & Woodward, Royal Oak, MI 1925

 This is what the Twelve Mile and Woodward area looked like in the 1925.


Ordinance NO. 349

 Old compilation of ordinances covers goats, immoral conduct, manure-handling, pool rooms, and
public library.