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...]

Holiday Home Tour Boutique

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, in collaboration with the Rochester Hills Public Library, presents the Holiday Home Tour Boutique Sunday, December 9, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the Holiday Home Tour & Boutique purchased through the Rochester Hills Public Library at $25/per person - Advance Tickets required at www.rhpl.org The Holiday Boutique, which is part of the Holiday Home Tour sponsored by the Rochester Hills Public Library, is held in the Dairy Barn at the … [Read more...]

Historic Buildings of Rochester Quilt Exhibit

Historic Buildings of Rochester Quilt Exhibit presented by the Art Quilt Guild Oakland Fridays and Saturdays 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., November 9 – December 29 List of additional holiday open dates at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms Admission: Museum Members Free; $5 Adults; $3 Seniors/Students No Registration required Historic buildings on Rochester’s Main Street are reproduced in quilt form in this wonderfully detailed exhibit. Art Quilt Guild Oakland, which has met monthly since 2012, … [Read more...]

How the Safety Bicycle and the Model T got Farmers out of the Mud

Smart Towns: The Good Roads Movement in Michigan, 1888-1926 – How the Safety Bicycle and the Model T got Farmers out of the Mud Date: Tuesday, November 13 Time: 7:00 p.m. Admission: Museum Members Free; $5 Public Registration required at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms Light Refreshments    The Model T is considered Michigan’s most significant contribution bringing change to the world. The model T revolutionized travel in the United States and was constructed to make car … [Read more...]

Invading Russia: The Polar Bear Expedition

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents: Veterans Day Program – Invading Russia: The Polar Bear Expedition Thursday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. Admission Free for Members and Veterans; $5 Public Registration required at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms or by calling 248-656-4663 Light refreshments provided When Godfrey Anderson was drafted for duty in the United States Army during World War I, he had no idea he would also become part of a military adventure that would find him … [Read more...]

Annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its signature event - the Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival - on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Activities during the day include John Forshee and the Barnyard Express, food, musical entertainment, Stoney Creek High School drum line, a Rochester Hills fire truck, and more. Members pay $5 and the public pays $8, all guests are … [Read more...]

Scarecrows in the City Building Workshop

Scarecrows in the City is an opportunity for your business or organization to participate in the Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival and take part in decorating Rochester’s Main Street for fall, family fun. The Museum will provide: Wooden frame, Straw, Signage, Moving logistics from Museum to Main St. You provide: Accessories including the Scarecrow’s Head, Clothing, Man-power and Imagination. Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018* Time: … [Read more...]

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is proud to participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Museum Day is a national initiative to promote boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge by offering visitors free admission to participating museums across the United States. The Rochester Hills Museum will offer free admission to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Presents Smart Towns Agent of Change

Smart Towns – Agent of Change: William Austin Burt Tuesday, September 11 7:00 p.m. Museum Members Free; Non-Members $5 Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program for everyone in the community, led by educational, non-profit organizations including the Rochester Hills Museum. Smart Towns’ “partners” work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one period in history for one year. The theme for 2018 is Agents of Change. Imagine a world without the discovery of iron ore … [Read more...]