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Croquet Anyone?

FREE Friday game night - September 18, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Croquet Anyone? Learn everything you would want to know about the game Croquet. The Historic District Commission has been collecting used croquet sets to have a fall family tourney at Cranberry Lake Farm. Learn the game, how to place the wickets, strategies, earning extra shots, and how to score. Croquet parties became more than a leisurely activity with the formation of professional clubs and tournaments - and even … [Read more...]

Oakland Township Seeks Historic District Commission Member

The Charter Township of Oakland welcomes residents that have a passion for our Township and local preservation. The HDC oversees local historic districts, offers guidance to homeowners, and attempts to educate residents on preserving our cultural heritage. The HDC also manages the operations of Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, a community gem being developed as a historic park and community historical center. will play a very … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm in Oakland Township

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission to include Vintage Apron Exhibit at Event, as well as all the usual 'Down on the Farm' favorites The Oakland Township Historic District Commission will share a Vintage Apron Exhibit at their annual Down on the Farm event on Saturday, October 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The exhibit will celebrate the newly restored clothesline at Cranberry Lake Farm and showcase a collection of vintage aprons. The history of aprons goes back to the Middle … [Read more...]

Historic Door Photo Contest in Oakland Township

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission is Hosting a Contest for Historic Door Images The Oakland Township Historic District Commission is taking submissions of historic Oakland Township door images to celebrate the Bicentennial and the varied history in Oakland Township. The doors can come from any type of building, including barns, houses, garages, sheds, and more. The 12 winning entries will be selected and featured on a poster that will be distributed to Oakland Township … [Read more...]

Vintage Family Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm

Vintage Family Square Dance in Oakland Township Saturday, June 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cranberry Lake Farm / Flumerfelt Barn 388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland Township Square Dancing is free Caller Glen Morningstar and The Ruffwater Stringband Oakland Township Historical Society will have ice cream available … [Read more...]

Learn Beekeeping at Cranberry Lake Farm

How to raise your own bees? This program is being held in the Hen House at Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF), located at 388 W. Predmore Rd. in Oakland Township. The Historic District Commission (HDC) maintains the historic farmstead as it develops into a community historical center. “The farmstead has so much to offer in the way of telling our agricultural history,” said Mario Ogu, Oakland University intern working for the HDC to help promote Cranberry Lake Farm. The beekeeping classes are on the … [Read more...]

Romance Through The Ages

Calling all romantics for an evening of Chocolate Fondue, Card making Crafts, and Culture at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District - Tuesday February 12, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - held in the main house at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District, 388 W. Predmore Rd. Oakland Township 48363. Participant fee is $15 for Oakland Township residents and $18 for all others. Space is limited to twenty guests so reserve your spot today by calling the HDC office 248-608-6807 or email … [Read more...]

Down on the Farm is Fall Fun in Oakland Township

Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF), October 6, From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There will be tons of fun family activities, free and open to the public, including a hayride, pumpkin painting, and horse grooming demonstration. There will be exhibits with quilters, spinners, local beekeeping, horse Ferrier, and chickens. Local painters will be displaying their beautiful artwork, with talents of musicians to fill the historic district. David Phillips, HDC Chairman said he “always looks forward to hearing … [Read more...]

Beekeeping Program at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District

This class and introduction to Beekeeping is a great way to learn about honeybees, how to keep them, and their importance to our food chain. Meetings are once per month: May 12, June 9, July 14, and August 11 with two time slots (must pick one) 12:30 -1:30 p.m. and 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township. Park in the gravel lot and meet in the Hen House (long red building). Introduction to Beekeeping $5 per person – includes all four … [Read more...]