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oakfield pioneer
heritage society

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Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Society
Location: - 11009 Podunk N.E.
¾ mile South M-57
½ mile West of Lincoln Lake Rd.
(no mailbox at museum)

MUSEUM - The Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Museum is open from 2 to 4 pm the second and fourth Sundays from June through September. Besides historical exhibits, there are many indexed historical archives and documents of Oakfield Township for genealogical and community heritage research. Lots of exciting things for the adults and kids alike to learn more of their local heritage.

“SPRING INTO THE PAST” The Oakfield Museum participates annually in the Tri-River Historical Museum network’s “Spring Into the Past” tour of area small museums which is held the first weekend of May from 11 am to 5 pm each day. The Flat River Historical Museum and the Fighting Falcon Museum, both in Greenville, are also part of the tour as well as other museums from Edmore to Hastings and Lake Odessa to Ada and small towns in between. This is an opportunity to visit many museums on the same weekend, rather than having to find when their various visiting hours are at other times of the year. Maps and information are available at any of the museums on the tour or check “Spring Into the Past” on commoncorners.com website.

DURING 2015, the Oakfield Township Historical Commission and the Pioneer Heritage Society will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the "Podunk Mill" once located just south of the museum. Some of the footings are still visible to remind us of the importance of this grist mill to the early residents of our township. Built in 1864 over Wabasis Creek, it was renowned for its buckwheat pancake flour and was a vital business to the farmers of the day, who would bring their grains and catch up on the news as they waited for them to be ground. The original grindstones of the mill, as well as the dam gates that controlled the water flow are on display in front of our museum. Other displays on the history of the mill will be visible inside the museum.

MEETINGS AND MEMBERSHIP Monthly meetings of the Oakfield Pioneer Heritage Society are held at the museum third Thursdays of April through October at 10 am. Everyone is welcome and anyone with an interest or connection to Oakfield Township is encouraged to become a member. Membership dues are just $10 per year which provides some limited funding for displays and activities. Memorial gifts are also welcome and donations of historical interest are appreciated. See you at the Museum! Questions or comments? Contact an OPHS officer:

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