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Learn About Orchard Lake Schools at Historical Society Annual Meeting

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society also honors local historian Charles Martinez during the Jan. 25 event.

The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society's annual meeting will focus on the history of Orchard Lake Schools. Photo credit: GWBHS
The Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society's annual meeting will focus on the history of Orchard Lake Schools. Photo credit: GWBHS

Learn about the rich history of Orchard Lake Schools during the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society (GWBHS) annual meeting, held Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the campus of St. Mary’s Preparatory in Orchard Lake.

Following brunch and reports, GWBHS president Gina Gregory will recognize volunteers and present the Distinguished Service Award to Charles Martinez. A local historian and author of the book “Song of the Heron: Reflections on the History of West Bloomfield", Martinez is former president of the Michigan Archaeology Society and has written and lectured extensively on topics related to local history. 

Following the awards, Polish Mission Director Marcin Chumiecki and JJ Przewozniak, Curator of Collections, will discuss the history of Orchard Lake Schools, which include St. Mary’s Preparatory and SS Cyril Methodius Seminary.  

“I am excited to kick off our 40th anniversary year with this great event. It allows us to reflect on the successes of 2013 and honor the volunteers who make it all possible,” said Gregory. “I think attendees will enjoy the informative presentation of the historians from Orchard Lake Schools.” 

Tickets are $15, with reservations made by Jan. 21. Call 248-808-0893.

Source: GWBHS press release

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