Wixom Historical Society

Founded in 1975 to preserve the history of Wixom and promote an understanding of the city's heritage.

Our Goals

  1. Maintaining the Wixom Wire House as a local museum.
  2. Collecting, archiving, and conserving artifacts and written materials related to the city’s history.
  3. Increasing the community’s knowledge of local history through educational programs.
  4. Building the Society’s membership and fostering community involvement.
  5. Identifying and implementing additional methods of preserving our city’s past.

Upcoming Programs and Events

  • Monday, January 17, 2022Cancelled – Wixom City Hall, 49045 Pontiac Tr.
  • Monday, February 21, 2022 @ 7:00 PMPam Dawson as Mary Todd Lincoln Part 3 – Wixom City Hall, 49045 Pontiac Tr.
  • Monday, March 21, 2022 @ 7:00 PMRic Mixter presents Bottled Good Byes – Wixom City Hall 49045 Pontiac Tr.
  • Monday, April 18, 2022 @ 7:00 PMTBA – Wixom Community Center 49045 Pontiac Tr.
  • Friday & Saturday, May 13 & 14, 2022Wixom Historical Society Garage Sale – Gibson House 49805 Pontiac Tr.
  • Sunday, June 2022Annual Ice Cream Social – Wixom-Wire House, Southwest corner of Wixom & Maple Rds.
  • Monday, June 2022Annual Wixom Historical Society Members’ Picnic – Gibson House, 49805 Pontiac Tr.
  • July 2022TBA – Gibson Park, 49805 Pontiac Tr.
  • September 2022WHS Members Meeting & Dinner – Gibson House, 49805 Pontiac Trail
  • October 2022TBA – Wixom Cemetery, NW corner of Wixom & Maple Roads
  • December 2022Event TBA – Gibson House, 49805 Pontiac Tr.

Board of Directors

  • President; Publicity Chairperson – Nancy Dingeldey
  • Vice President; Website Contact – Laure Dorchak
  • Secretary; Newsletter Editor – Jackie Coulter
  • Treasurer – Kathy Matusik
  • Trustee – Graham Bennett
  • Trustee – Nancy Bennett
  • Trustee – Bertha King
  • Trustee – Leo Matusik
  • Trustee – Laurie Acunsius
  • Trustee – Sarah Zalewski

Announcements and Updates

We will provide the most current information about upcoming events and programs on this web page. Come here for the latest details.

Pam Dawson returns as Mary Todd Lincoln for the final part of her series about the First Lady on Monday, February 21 @ 7PM. On Monday, March 21 @ 7PM, Ric Mixter will discuss his new book about notes found in bottles from famous shipwrecks, including the Titanic and Great Lakes ships. Wixom Historical Society Garage Sale is scheduled for May 13 & 14. Would you like to receive the Wixom-Wire Newsletter and notifications about upcoming events via email? Send an email request to Laure.dorchak@gmail.com if you would like to be added to our email list.