Oakland County, Michigan/Historical Commission

Historical Commission

The Oakland County Historical Commission interacts with the County's many local historical societies, historic preservation organizations and County departments in order to promote interest in Oakland County's rich heritage.

Specifically, we: 

  • Locate, and make available in the County Library, research documents such as historic maps and local community history books
  • Sponsor educational workshops and forums
  • Celebrate Oakland County's history through events like the ceremony installing the original Courthouse bell in our new Courthouse. 

The Oakland County Historical Commission (OCHC) is made up of nine Oakland County resident members who are volunteers.

They are appointed by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Chairperson with Board Concurrence to three-year terms (according to County Ordinance 20, amended by Ordinance 25). 

Meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of each month.