Welcome to Oakland County, Michigan's Bicentennial Celebration!
This site will grow to include information for events and festivities taking place throughout the County's 200th anniversary year.
First organized by Territorial Governor Lewis Cass on March 28, 1820, Oakland County will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2020. Oakland County has a tremendously rich history, which has made it a premier county in which to live, learn, work, and play.
Oakland County's Bicentennial Committees will be planning, coordinating and executing events, educational materials, and celebrations surrounding the bicentennial using a four prong strategy, including:
- creating partnerships with existing organizations and events ( K-12 schools/institutions of higher learning; community groups such as Rotary Clubs and Kiwanis, historical societies, museums; and community events like the County Fair, Dream Cruise, Arts Beats & Eats, Fire & Ice, and the Brooksie Way)
- educational research and materials (including K-12 lesson plans; researching and documenting our history; and a vibrant and robust on-line resource for obtaining and distributing our history)
- celebratory events (such as a Bicentennial Walk, gala, fireworks, toasts, and special events)
- legacy (Oak tree plantings and other memorials)
With this four-prong strategy, Oakland County's Bicentennial will be a deeply enriching initiative for the residents of Oakland County.
For more information about the bicentennial or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please email email@example.com or call 248-254-6302.