Since 1983, the Novi Historical Commission has worked in partnership with the City of Novi, Novi Public Library, educators, and others to provide programs and services concerning the history of our community. The collection and preservation of the history of Novi is being accomplished through the solicitation of donated documents, photographs, and recorded personal experiences. The Commission’s work includes the development of presentations, exhibits, and events that showcase the over 180 year history of Novi. The Novi Historical Commission is located within the Novi Public Library and offers open office hours in the Local History Room on the first and third Mondays of each month.
Historical Commission Resource Management Plan
Villa Barr Tales, Trails, and Details
The Novi Historical Commission is selling Villa Barr Tales, Trails and Details written by world renowned artist David Barr. Books can be purchased for $20.00 at the Novi Library check-out desk in the main lobby.
This book is the story of the home, grounds and sculpture of Villa Barr, Novi’s Cultural Education Center.
Take a Tour of Villa Barr
Local History Room
to get more information about the Local History Room, including hours of operation, genealogy links, historical sites in Novi and more.