Historical Commission

The goal of the Royal Oak Historical Commission is to provide the citizens of Royal Oak with a better understanding of our past in order to enrich our future.

Who We Are


The Historical Commission is a policy-making body, which advises the City Commission on matters relating to or advancing the historical interests of the City of Royal Oak. The members are appointed by the City Commission and serve three-year terms.

Mission Statement


  1. Advise the Royal Oak City Commission on matters relate to historical preservation and education on the public on the history of Royal Oak.
  2. Serve as the primary liaison with various organizations involved in achieving the established historical objectives.
  3. Assume the leadership accomplishing specific objectives as directed by the City Commission
  4. Maintain, preserve and direct the appropriate restoration and use of the Orson Starr Home.
  5. Acquire, maintain and make available for study artifacts and documents relative to the history of Royal Oak and the surrounding areas.

Get Involved


If you are interested in becoming involved with the Royal Oak Historical Commission as a volunteer or contribute to our goals in any fashion, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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