Rochester Hills to Hold Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

Arbor Day in Rochester Hills

Celebrating 26 Years as a Tree City USA Mayor Bryan Barnett encourages residents to join the City of Rochester Hills in celebrating Arbor Day on April 29 with a tree planting ceremony. The ceremony will be held on the grounds of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm at 4:00 p.m. We're proud to continually be recognized by the Arbor Foundation as a Tree City, " states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. "Through our Free Tree program, we will continue to make a positive impact on our tree … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Mary Kramer for Leadership Talk

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Rochester Hills Museum to host Mary Kramer for Leadership Lecture on May 12 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Hills Museum Foundation will be hosting Mary L. Kramer from Crain’s Detroit Business for the 2016 Broomfield Center for Leadership presentation on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The program will be held in the Museum’s 1927 adaptively reused Calf Barn and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but registration is requested at … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Donates Funds

West Middle School receive grant from Rochester Garden Club with Abby Buchanan , Justin Carmichael , Sue Dobbelstein and Ben Zuckerberg

The Rochester Garden Club recently contributed funding to five local organizations for various activities and projects that support environmental education. Two Rochester middle school science departments were the recipients of $1,000 each for equipment to conduct scientific tests primarily relating to water quality in the Clinton River Watershed. Science teachers Mr. Carmichael and Mr. Trudeau at West, and Ms. Steffes and Ms. Moore at Reuther are delighted to learn they will now have the funds … [Read more...]

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Antler Amble The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Antler Amble on Friday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, the fee is $5 for adults, $3 students, and $3 for seniors. Ages 6 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning why deer lose their antlers, how these antlers are used by other animals, and where you … [Read more...]

Maple Syrup Program and Pancake Breakfast

City Naturalist Lance DeVoe is showing the process to turn sap into syrup

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting the Maple Syrup Program and Pancake Breakfast The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting the Maple Syrup Program and Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Museum. Guests will see our sap to syrup demonstrations, learn the history of making syrup and enjoy a pancake breakfast, complete with sausage, juice, and hot coffee. Program talks will begin at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host March Lecture Series

The Movie Red Barn was Filmed on Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a series of Friday night programs to help educate and inspire our residents and guests and to beat the winter blues. Barn Red On Friday, March 4 at 7:00 pm, enjoy the independent movie – Barn Red.  This movie was filmed on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula and stars Ernest Borgnine as a simple farmer who refuses to sell his family’s farm to a developer.  After meeting a former migrant worker who worked on the farm as a … [Read more...]

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...]