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Archives & Museums The Birmingham Museum

Features the Allen House, built in 1928 and the Hunter House, circa 1822. The museum utilizes changing exhibits to tell the many stories of the community’s rich heritage. Postcards, books, videos and other souvenir items of local interest are available. The museum is open for public tours Wednesday through Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Located on the north side of Maple at Southfield Road. Admission is $5.00 for Students and Seniors, $7.00 for Adults, children 5 and under are Free. The single admission includes a tour of the Allen and Hunter Houses. For more information call 530-1928 or visit

Bloomfield Historical Society

1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 48302, For those living in Bloomfield Hills or Bloomfield Township, log on for events, local history and membership information.

Dial area code 248 with all phone numbers, unless otherwise noted.

Oakland County Economic Development and Community Affairs One Stop Shop Business Center 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford 48328 (248) 858-0783 Business assistance, workshops, planning, counseling, etc.

Small Business Development Center Southeast Michigan Region (Macomb, Oakland, Wayne Counties) (734) 487-0355 Offers support in all areas of business

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

(313) 961-4266 Community and regional long-range forecasts of employment estimates and demographic data, transportation plans and map

Community Centers NEXT

Cranbrook Archives

2121 Midvale Road, Birmingham 48009, 203-5270 Organization serving those 50+ in the Birmingham School District, offering social and enrichment programs and outreach services, including transportation. Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cranbrook Art Museum

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Cranbrook Educational Community, located on the lower level of the Cranbrook Art Museum. Phone 645-3583, The public iis invited to use this collection of photography, architectural drawings and historical documents relating to the founders of Cranbrook, faculty, staff, alumni and other individuals associated with the community since 1904. Tues.-Fri.: 11:00am - 5:00pm or by appointment. 39221 N. Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48303, 645-3323, See “Things To Do” section.

Cranbrook institute of Science

39221 N. Woodward, Bloomfield Hills 48303, 645-3200, See “Things To Do” section.

Franklin Historical Museum

26165 13 Mile Road at Kirk Lane, Franklin 48025, 538-0273, Hours: Open by appointment. Memorabilia, artifacts and replicas from the Village as well as historical collections from early residents.

1516 S. Cranbrook Road, Birmingham 48009 • 644-0866 The art center offers hundreds of classes annually for all ages and talent levels. Kids camps are offered in the spring and summer. Approximately a dozen exhibits are showcased every year, free and open to all. The gallery gift shop showcases work by local and regional artists. Annual events include the Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Art Birmingham, Fine Art of Summer, and the Holiday Shop. Closed Sundays.

Birmingham Family yMCA

On the campus of the Cranbrook Educational Community. Operated by the Cranbrook Art Museum. House is open to the public, check for dates and times. See “Things to Do”.

400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham 48009 644-9036 Has a furnished wellness/fitness center with free weight room, gym, indoor five-lane swimming pool, saunas, martial arts studio, babysitting services and fitness classes. Adequate parking available.

Smith House

BTSS – Bloomfield Township Senior Services

Saarinen House

Frank Lloyd Wright Smith House Tours May through October. This Bloomfield Hills home was commissioned by Sara and Melvyn Smith and Wright called it “my little gem.” Tours are operated by the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Call 248-645-3307.

Business Connections Automation Alley

2675 Bellingham Drive, Troy 48083 (800) 427-5100 Michigan’s premier technology and manufacturing business association.

Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

725 South Adams, Suite 130, Birmingham 48009 644-1700

Birmingham Principal Shopping District

151 Martin St., Birmingham 48009 530-1200 Log on for a directory of businesses and up-to-date lease space available.

4315 Andover, Bloomfield Hills 48302 723-3500, click on “government” then “services”. The BTSS offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities for those 50+. Activities include day and extended travel, fitness classes, fine arts and computer programs, discussion groups, bridge, billiards adult day care, and open swim. The BTSS also provides home delivered meals, outreach, referrals and transportation services using area volunteers. Mon. - Thurs. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Community House

380 S. Bates, Birmingham 48009 644-5832 A non-profit center offering hundreds of classes and group travel opportunities. People come to The Community House for public forums and to participate in civic and service organizations. The Community House sponsors clubs for senior men, senior women, newcomers and a taskforce promoting racial and ethnic diversity.

City of Birmingham

151 Martin St., P.O. Box 3001, Birmingham 48012 530-1800 Click on “Businesses” for applications, zoning information, special land use permits, historic designations and more.

Bloomfield Township

433-7700 Click on “Business” for information regarding commercial development, availability, permits and ordinances.

City of Bloomfield Hills

644-1520 Click on “Business” for planning link.

Village of Franklin

626-9666 Click on Forms/Applications.


(cable, internet and phone) Apple – (248) 822-0081 Somerset Mall 2800 W. Big Beaver, Troy

ATT – (800) 288-2020

Authorized dealers in Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township. Comcast – (800) 934-6489 Directv (855) 838-4388, Dish Network – (888) 656-2461 Verizon – (800) 256-4646 Vonage – (800) 968-8720, Wide Open West (WOW) – (866) 496-9669

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