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Troy Historical Society
Troy Michigan

"Preserving the Light for Future Generations"
Supporting the Troy Historic Village

The Troy Historical Society now operates the Troy Historic Village.

The Troy Historic Village has its own website which describes the village and the programs available.

To link to the website click: Troy Historic Village

THS Operation of the Troy Historic Village

On July 1, 2011, the Troy Historical Society assumed operational management of the Troy Historic Village. At its March 28, 2011 meeting Troy City Council approved an agreement for a five-year, renewable lease that includes the following provisions:

  • The City of Troy retains ownership of the land, buildings and collections that comprise the facility and will continue to fund utilities, security, insurance, and maintenance of the buildings and grounds.
  • The City Manager will appoint a contact person who will communicate with the THS Board of Trustees and the Troy Historic Village Director and accept their financial and annual reports.
  • The Troy Historical Society will oversee all operations, hire a full-time director, and use all revenues generated through admissions, mission-focused programs, grants, facility rentals and donations to operate the Historic Village.

"This agreement expands the forty-year relationship between the City and the Historical Society to a high-level, public-private partnership," said Troy Historic Village Director Loraine Campbell. "This strong relationship is built on volunteerism that spans nearly a half century. Local individuals and businesses have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Society to finance the relocation and restoration of the buildings in the Village and invested thousands of volunteer hours to provide programs and to care for the Village."

The Society's transition team understands the challenge that faces the organization. "The Society has stepped forward to keep this treasured reosurce open to the public and we need the support of everyone who loves the Historic Village and wants to be able to enjoy it," said Society Treasurer John Lavender. "We need to increase memberships, donations, and attendance, and find new ways for individuals, families, and businesses to benefit from the beautiful facility, the great programs, the archives and collections, and the knowledgeable and creative staff and volunteers we have here. The website provides information on volunteering and how to make a donation.

Click here for information on volunteering, or click here to make an unrestricted donation to the Society's General Fund which will help support the operation of the Troy Historic Village.

The complete text of the Troy City Council resolution authorizing the agreement can be read here.

Niles-Barnard House Status

The Niles-Barnard House was moved to the Troy Historic Village on October 20, 2010. By September 2011 initial exterior reconstruction and repairs were almost complete. Interior restoration will begin at a future date when additional funding has been secured. Currently the Troy Historical Society is focused on raising funds that will enable us to continue operating the Troy Historic Village. While we wish to have the Niles-Barnard House open to the public as soon as we can, there is as yet no target date for public access.

For more information on the history of the house and photos of the move click here.

Do you shop online?

You can support the TROY HISTORIC VILLAGE with a contribution to the Troy Historical Society at No Extra Cost to You!

If you shop online with many major retailers, you can have a portion of your purchase directed to the Historic Village when you shop online through

  • Go to the web site to begin your shopping.
  • You may shop anonymously or register with your own email.
  • Choose TROY MUSEUM & HISTORIC VILLAGE as your museum.
  • Click on the link of the store you want to visit and shop as you usually do.
  • A portion of your purchase automatically will be directed to the Heritage Campaign.

Troy's history comes alive!

Experience Troy history through 226 images
and historical notes tracing Troy
from pioneer days through today.

The Troy Historical Society
in cooperation with the Troy Historic Village staff

Troy: A City from the Corners

You will enjoy this delightful and informative pictorial history.

Support the Historic Village

Proceeds from the sale of this book
support the development and programs of the
Troy Historic Village.

Books can be purchased at the
Village Store
open Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


by mail
Click Here for mail order information.

Troy Historic Village
60 W. Wattles Road
Troy, MI 48098

Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For information call 248-524-3570