A Tour of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal

A Tour of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Saturday, April 20 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $12 – Museum Members   $18 – Public Program includes a boxed lunch Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather Registration required by 12 noon on April 17 via PayPal www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms or 248-656-4663 Michigan’s first internal improvement in 1837 was a proposed canal that was supposed to run through the Rochester community. Join us for a tour of the remains of the Clinton –Kalamazoo canal … [Read more...]

Women’s History Lecture Series at the Rochester Hills Museum

Women's History Lecture Series Thursdays in March Members Free; Non-Members $5; 7:00 p.m. Pre-register via Pay Pal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, by emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by calling 248-656-4663. March 14: At Home and Over There:  American Women Physicians in World War I presented by the American Women’s Medical Association The Museum is proud to share the American Medical Women’s Association exhibition and documentary that celebrate the contributions of women … [Read more...]

March Cabin Fever Series at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents March Cabin Fever Series Fridays in March, 7:00 p.m. Members Free; Non-Members $5 Pre-register via PayPal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, by emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by calling 248-656-4663. March 1: It all Began with a Glint and a Glimmer Presented by Debbie Remer Following the discovery of gold in California in 1848, thousands of people headed west to make their fortunes. A good number of those were from … [Read more...]

Former U.S. Congressman Bill Broomfield Dies at Age 96

Broomfield Center for Leadership at Rochester Hills Museum Lives On Former Congressman Bill Broomfield passed away on Wednesday evening, February 20, in suburban Washington. A well-known and dedicated public servant, he served in the Michigan State House of Representatives and Senate for seven years and then as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives for 36 years. As Congressman, he held an important role as a ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee during the Cold War. He was … [Read more...]

Rochester Historical Commission Founder’s Day Celebration 2019

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Hosts The Rochester Historical Commission for Founder’s Day Celebration The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is pleased to host the Rochester Historical Commission for our community’s recognition of Founder’s Day that celebrates the arrival of the James Graham family in the Rochester area, on March 17, 1817, founding the first permanent settlement in Oakland County. Enjoy a presentation by John Cohassey and his presentation of The … [Read more...]

Uncovering and Removing the Myths of the Underground Railroad

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Black History Month Program Thursday, February 28, 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Free to Museum members and $5 for the public. Pre-register by using the Pay Pal option or by emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by calling 248-656-4663. Digging Underground: Uncovering & Removing the Myths of the Underground Railroad presented by Jamon Jordan Detroit’s role in the Underground Railroad has been either hidden or covered in legends. Please … [Read more...]

Films in February at the Farm

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Films in February on Friday Nights from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 1 In Whose Honor?  American Indian Mascots in Sports The Cleveland Indians. Washington Redskins. Atlanta Braves. What’s wrong with American Indian sports mascots? This moving, award-winning film is the first to address this subject. In Whose Honor? takes a critical look at the long-running practice of “honoring” American Indians as mascots and nicknames in sports. It … [Read more...]

Family Friendly Reptile Fun

Rochester Hills Hosts Reptile Roundup Families will have an opportunity to be face to face with some of our reptilian friends at the city's newest event, Reptile Roundup. This hands-on program is scheduled for January 19 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Jeff Peck, Owner of Suburban Jungle Rescue of Southgate, Michigan will be sharing his passion of rescuing and rehabilitating reptiles. Suburban Jungle Rescue will also offer participants a rare … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents an Old-Fashioned Christmas

Old-Fashioned Holiday Fun Check in at the 1927 Dairy Barn. While in the Dairy Barn, don’t miss the special quilt exhibit featuring historic buildings of Rochester created by the Art Quilt Guild Oakland. Guests can then visit the All Aboard! Model Train display that will fill the Calf Barn. Farm wagons transport guests to all Museum buildings for musical entertainment, crafts, snacks, and theatre groups. You can even enjoy tasty chestnuts after watching them roast over an open … [Read more...]

All Aboard! Model Train Exhibit

All Aboard! Model Train Exhibit presented by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club Saturdays & Sundays in December through the 23, and December 26, 27, 28 & 29, 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Museum Members Free; $5 Adults; $3 Seniors/Students The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club has been planning this model train exhibit for one year and they can’t wait to share it with the community. The Calf Barn will be filled with modules that have been painstakingly built in scale and show locations … [Read more...]