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 16, 2023 @ 7:00 PMRoute 66 & WHS Annual Membership Meeting – Wixom City Hall, 49045 Pontiac Tr.
  • Monday, February 20, 2023 @ 7:00 PMTBA – Wixom City Hall, 49045 Pontiac Tr.
  • Monday, March 20, 2023 @ 7:00 PMAn Evening with Mark Twain – Wixom City Hall 49045 Pontiac Tr.
  • Friday & Saturday, May 19 & 20, 2023 from 9 AM till 5 PMWixom Historical Society Rummage Sale – Gibson House 49805 Pontiac Tr.
  • Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 11 AM till 4 PMStuffie Day Camp – Wixom-Wire House, Southwest corner of Wixom & Maple Rds.
  • Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 2 till 4 PMGarden Party – Wixom-Wire House, Southwest corner of Wixom & Maple Rds.
  • Saturday, October date TBA from 1 till 4 PMTBA – Wixom-Wire House, Southwest corner of Wixom & Maple Rds.
  • All evenings in December, 6 till 10 PMWindows to Christmas – Gibson House 49805 Pontiac Tr.
  • Friday, December date TBA @ time TBAOpen House – 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 – Leo Matusik
  • Trustee – Laurie Acunsius
  • Trustee – Sarah Zalewski
  • Trustee; Master Gardener – MaryAnn Chupa
  • Trustee – Linda Sadlier
  • Emeritus Member of the WHS Board – Bertha King

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.

Stuffie Day Camp at the Wixom-Wire Museum. Treat your child’s best friend–stuffed animal or doll–to a day at the museum at the historic Wixom-Wire House Museum, where your child’s Stuffie will enjoy a fun-filled day playing vintage games, baking cookies, reading stories, playing an organ, singing songs, snack time, making new friends and a whole lot more!Each best friend will take home with them a thumb drive with pictures of their day, Wixom coloring book and crayons and some of their homemade cookies. Reserve your Stuffie’s place at camp by emailing Laurie at lacuncius@me.com. There will be a limited number of campers for this event. Fee: $10 per best friend.

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