Matilda Dodge Wilson Statue Unveiled at Homecoming

A life-sized, bronze statue of Oakland University (OU) founder Matilda Dodge Wilson was unveiled near the walkway between the Oakland Center and South Foundation Hall during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend activities. The original idea came from the class of 2010 and began as a Senior Class Gift project. However, the class was unable to fund the creation and the project had to be shelved for the time being. “As the university’s 50th reunion for the classes of the 1960s began organizing, … [Read more...]

Music, Theatre and Dance Students, Alumni Honored at 19th Annual Matilda Awards

The Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance (MBT) recently honored some of its top student performers and distinguished alumni during the 19th annual MaTilDa Awards, which took place in April in the Oakland Center Banquet Room. The “red-carpet” event included dinner and music, theatre and dance performances, as well as award presentations recognizing exceptional service and performance by Music, Theatre and Dance students. 2018 MaTilDa Award honorees Alumni and … [Read more...]

Frank Rewold & Son Has Been Building Rochester Since 1918

Jason Rewold began working in his family’s business as soon as he was old enough to swing a hammer. He followed a tradition that goes back four generations in the Frank Rewold & Son construction company.  The firm traces its history back to 1918, when Frank M. Rewold worked for auto magnate John Dodge and his wife, Matilda, at their Meadow Brook Farm on Adams Road. The senior Rewold was a jack-of-all-trades handyman for the Dodges. He built and maintained many of the barns and farm … [Read more...]

Meadowbrook Hall presents Life at the Grand Manor inspired by Downton Abbey

Meadow Brook Hall presents Life at the Grand Manor Special tours, teas and lectures inspired by the Downton Abbey television series Meadow Brook Hall presents Downton Days - a series of events February 6 through February 28 - to celebrate Michigan's own Downton Abbey as it relates to the popular PBS series. Downton Days is sponsored by Chief Financial Credit Union. Meadow Brook's Downton Days commences with A Servant's Life, a unique tour offered on February 6, 7, 20, 21, 27 and … [Read more...]

RAHS March Brown Bag Meeting: “The Dodge Family”

Robert Gaylord, retired assistant director of the Oakland University Library, will present an in-depth look at members of the Dodge family. In his 38-year career at the library, Gaylord was in charge of Special Collections and Rare Books. He became quite knowledgeable about the Dodge family and remembers Matilda Dodge Wilson bringing birthday cakes to university students. Gaylord earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of … [Read more...]