From the President
Green Oak Township Historical Society

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The Society's Purpose is to bring together those people interested in history, particularly the history of Green Oak Township, and to promote a better understanding and appreciation of our American heritage.
Upcoming Events
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Thursday, Oct. 13 -16, 2016
9 am to 5 pm 

Located at the Historic 1856 Hall
10789 Silver Lake Rd., South Lyon, MI 48178

Donations may be dropped off at the above address on Thurs., Oct. 6 thru Sun., Oct. 9th from 9 am to 4 pm and throughout the sale.

Call Antoinette "T" Shelvey if you have questions or donations for the sale. 
(248) 342-0978. 

Your dontations are
 tax deductible!

Interested in learning more about the history of Green Oak? Our members help keep the history alive with the help of individuals who generously share their memories, family records, documents, and photographs.
Green Oak Township located in Livingtson County, MI welcomes you. 

The Green Oak Township Historical Society (GOTHS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Click the Contact Us button if you are interested in making a donation to the restoration and operation of the 1856 Hall and Heritage Museum.

From the President

GOTHS March 6th Potluck Luncheon

by Marilyn Harrington on 02/27/16

Please join us for a potluck luncheon on Sunday, March 6th at 1:00 pm.  Bring a dish to pass.  GOTHS will provide coffee, water, and place settings.

Susan Nenadic will present:  Murder, Mayhem and Mischief:  Crime in 19th Century Washtenaw County

Green Oak Township Historical Society (GOTHS) - 10789 Silver Lake Road South Lyon, MI 48178

Thank you!

by Marilyn Harrington on 04/23/15

Bill Besso, Anthony Buatti, Carrie Buatti, Anna Ernst, Marilyn Harrington, Steve Harrington, Bill Lintner, and Mike Nelson assisted with moving GOTHS materials from one green house to another.  A BIG THANK YOU to them for their help!

April 12th

by Marilyn Harrington on 04/23/15

The Vintage Strings performance was wonderful.  We enjoyed having them at GOTHS.

Chairs from a Whitmore Lake Hotel

by Marilyn Harrington on 02/21/15

It was a pleasure for GOTHS to give three chairs to the Northfield Township Historical Society.  These three chairs according to our inventory had come from one of the Whitmore Lake Hotels.  They originally had been caned, but someone had worked really hard on them and replaced the caning with beautiful needle work.  The Northfield Society hopes to display at least one of the chairs at the Northfield Library.

Help with Returning Items to GOTHS

by Marilyn Harrington on 02/15/15

WOW!  Mike Nelson brought his big truck and helped us move several items back to GOTHS.  Bill Besso, Marilyn Harrington, Steve Harrington, Dave Huck, and Antoinette "T" Shelvey assisted Mike in moving the antiques.  Bill Besso used his truck to haul some items too.  We appreciate all their hard work on such a cold day.  (I knew Billy Lintner, would need the greenhouse for his plants soon, so I was trying to find a good day for moving.  I didn't really succeed as it was cold.) 

We also tried to sort the items we had in the greenhouse. We left several items behind to go in the June Garage Sale.  We don't have a lot of storage room at GOTHS.  Therefore keeping three or four ironing boards or washboards is not an option.

Marilyn Harrington