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 residents. Winners will also get their own free copy. First place will receive a free lunch at an Oakland Township cider mill and priority seating on a hayride that is part of Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District’s “Down on the Farm” event coming on October 5.

Wood door in a stone-walled building

The Oakland Township Historic District Commission Is Hosting a Contest for Historic Door Images

The contest deadline is July 31. Submissions can be sent to bbarber@oaklandtownship.org with the subject “Historic Door Contest” and include the photographers name, the location of the door and the type of building in the email. Please submit images in JPG or PNG file format. Up to six images can submitted.

The contest goal is to promote and bring awareness to the importance of preservation in the township. History is all around us and should be displayed whenever we have the chance. The Historic District Commission hopes that this contest will make people aware of the precious history and memories available to them in their own community.

Historic doors symbolize both an entrance and an exit. The Historic District Commission believes that we can and should revisit the significance of our past to inform our direction in the future. Preservation is one of the many ways to do that, and is one of the main goals of the Commission.

Cranberry Lake Farm will also be hosting several events/programs for anyone interested in educational fun. More information about these upcoming programs can be found on the Cranberry Lake Farm Facebook page.

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