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...]

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...]