Plein Aire Painting at Cranberry Lake Farm

Oakland Township Historic District Commission invites artists to Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District for an outdoor “Plein aire” painting class DATE OF CLASS:  Thursday, June 22, 2017, Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fee: $30 for class registration. Bring your own bag lunch please. Location of Class: 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland, MI  48363 Contacts for questions: Janet Almstadt-Davison Davison.davison91@yahoo.com Barbara Barber, Historic Preservation Planner, 248-608-6807   … [Read more...]

Preservation Month at Cranberry Lake Farm in Oakland Township

Celebrating May is Preservation month at Cranberry Lake Farm (CLF) Historic District and the Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) has been working hard restoring the seventy-five year old apple orchard. Aerial photographs from the 1940s of the farm show the array patterns of a plotted apple orchard. Over the years, unfortunately, many of these trees have been lost. After receiving a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to acquire the services of landscape … [Read more...]

Annual Free Square Dance at the Historic Cranberry Lake Farm

This fall, the Oakland Township Historic District Commission is excited to sponsor our annual free Square Dance at the historic Cranberry Lake Farm with dancing in the Flumerfelt Barn or on the lawn. Join us Saturday September 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. when we welcome back Glen Morningstar calling to the live music by the Ruffwater Stringband. “This band has been playing with us since 2011, they are always entertaining, and Glen’s calling guides the beginning dancer as well as the more … [Read more...]

Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur

Oakland Township Parks Recreation Commission is thrilled to host storyteller-musician, Genot "Winter Elk" Picor who will bring an interactive frontier history alive to audiences of all ages. Storyteller Genot Picor will perform Stories, Songs, and Dances of the French Voyageur on Saturday, July 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at historic Cranberry Lake Farm, 388 West Predmore Road, Rochester, MI 48363. Take a journey into Michigan’s past with storyteller-musician Genot “Winter Elk” Picor. His … [Read more...]