Oakland County, Michigan/Historical Commission

Historical Commission

Welcome to the Oakland County Historical Commission's website. We are pleased that your interest in the history of Oakland County has brought you here. Hopefully we can provide you with the information you seek about Oakland County's history, historical resources in and about the county or perhaps a friendly connection that will allow you to share your knowledge of the county.

We hope you will agree with us that the character of a community is significantly shaped by its history and the individual histories of the people who make up that community. We believe that understanding one's history is foundational in creating a sense of place. Whether the sharing of information, promoting cooperation among those interested in our past or the preservation of artifacts and buildings, developing that sense of place is our primary purpose.