Programs & Events

2016 CCHS Calendar of Events and Programs

Stick ‘Em Up!

Tuesday, September 12, 7 p.m.
Clarkston Independence District Library

Did you know that the Clarkston Bank was robbed 85 years ago? Author Tom Powers will be at the Library to present on the two-decade long, deadly epidemic of Michigan bank robberies that incited citizens to take guns and the law into their own hands, spurring the modernization of the Michigan State Police. Sponsored by the Clarkston Community Historical Society.


Art In The Village

Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Depot Park

This is the 45th anniversary of this wonderful CCHS event and fall Clarkston tradition. Thousands of visitors fill the city to enjoy the great artists, music, food and children’s activities. Proceeds from Art In The Village help us fund educational community programs and acquire and preserve local artifacts for the Clarkston Heritage Museum. Don’t forget our silent auction, Clarkston merchandise and antique sale. Mark your calendars and invite your friends for a great day in the park.
Admission and parking are free.


CCHS Holiday Party

Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
71 N. Main Street

We will be back to celebrate the holidays in the finest Clarkston tradition, so save the date and watch for more details. You won’t want to miss this festive and magical evening.


Ongoing Program

MotorCities Wayside Exhibit

The Clarkston Community Historical Society is pleased to be a part of the MotorCities Wayside Exhibit Program, an undertaking to relate our community’s automotive stories and unify the related sites using interpretive signage. These signs are set strategically in places where people walk and gather: in parks, along greenways and sidewalks, in downtown commercial areas, and in other community locations.

After over a year in research and development, the CCHS installed four Wayside signs in the summer of 2013. All four signs are within walking distance of the downtown community and each tells a different story of Henry Ford’s involvement in the village in the 1940s. From the big flood when a temporary dam burst to our inclusion in Ford’s Village Industries Program. These signs are interesting, informative and fun and we are thrilled to be a part of this innovative program provided to tell the story of each community and its unique contributions to Michigan’s automotive heritage.


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