Bird Programs at Rochester Hills Museum

Great Backyard Bird Count at Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Two Bird Programs in February The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Owl Prowl and the Great Backyard Bird Count at the Museum in February. Owl Prowl  Saturday, February 6 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Why are owls such great nighttime hunters? Join Patrick Endres, Rochester Hills Environmental Educator, as he answers this question and teaches guests where you can see owls. This program will include a … [Read more...]

Winter Survival 101 at Bloomer Park

Join the Rochester Hills ​naturalist and environmental educator for a fun afternoon learning how to survive outdoors in the winter

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Winter Survival 101 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Winter Survival 101 on Monday, January 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. Admission is free for Rochester Hills Museum members. For non-members, the admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Guests will join the city’s naturalist and environmental educator as they show how to build a winter … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Holiday Exhibit is Rolling into Town   

Get on board with this year's model train exhibit at the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting their holiday exhibit, Get on Board!: A Model Train Exhibit in November and December. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27 in the newly completed Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The trains will be running on from 1 – 4 p.m. on: Friday, November 27 Saturday, November 28 Friday, December 4 Saturday, December 5 Friday, December 11 Saturday, December 12 Friday, December … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour Set for Nov. 15

Van Hoosen Farmhouse

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s 2015 Holiday Home Tour is set for Sunday, November 15. The Holiday Home Tour features four area homes and the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. (The latter is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.) All are highly and uniquely decorated for the upcoming festive season. Tour participants will see a wide-array of décor styles and several one-of-a-kind displays put together by the site hosts. All of them have … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Holiday Exhibit is Rolling into Town   

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting their holiday exhibit, Get on Board!: A Model Train Exhibit in November and December. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27th in the newly completed Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The trains will be running on from 1 – 4 p.m. on: November 27 & 28 December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 January 2 – will be the last day of the exhibit Family Day Special: December 26 & 27 - $8 for the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Presents a Veterans Day Book Unveiling & Talk 

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host a Veterans Day Book Unveiling and Talk on Wednesday, November 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m. join Laura Cassar as she unveils her new children’s book – Ranger: A PTSD Service Dog that features a story about dogs trained to assist veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Copies of the book will be available for sale. Guests will also be able to meet a real PTSD service dog and the organization that trains … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival Set to Light Up Rochester Hills Museum

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It’s time once again for the annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival to be held at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm on Saturday, October 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Activities during the day include the Dinosaur Hill Pioneer Homestead and Playground, music, food, Guy Louis family concert, Stoney Creek High School Drum line, a Rochester Hills Fire Truck and more! Local celebrity story readers will be reading their favorite pumpkin themed stories. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin … [Read more...]

Vintage Base Ball Games Return to Rochester Hills Museum

Vintage Base Ball Mackinac on steps

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will serve as the home field for another season of vintage baseball featuring the Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club. Home matches will be held on Saturday, June 6, Thursday, June 11 at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 19, Saturday, August 1, Sunday, August 23, and Sunday, August 30. Weekend matches start at 1 p.m. Admission is free to the matches and the Van Hoosen Dairy Barn and local history exhibits are open during the matches. In addition, every … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Hosts 16th Annual Garden Walk

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From town to country, the 16th annual Rochester Hills Museum Garden Walk shows off eight gardens in the greater Rochester and Oakland Township area. Co-sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club, a branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, the press release said that this year’s event takes place Thursday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds as well as the newly-restored Calf Barn, Dairy Barn and … [Read more...]

Spring on the Farm and New Exhibits at the Rochester Hills Museum

A young boy makes a wooly new friend at Van Hoosen Farm
Photo provided by the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

The arrival of spring stirs up fond memories of special times on the Van Hoosen Farm. Joshua and his helpers were planting crops, the newborn calves were following their mothers, and the sweet smells of wild flowers filled the air. The Rochester Hills Museum is celebrating the arrival of spring by inviting visitors to see their newest exhibit and to join them at their annual Spring on the Farm event. The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America 1900-1917 Exhibit On Display till Saturday, May … [Read more...]