Scarecrows in the City

The Rochester Hills Museum is hosting their annual Scarecrows in the City Building Workshop The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting Scarecrows in the City Building Workshop on Tuesday, October 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Scarecrows in the City allows local businesses and organizations to build a scarecrow that will be on display during the museum’s annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 8. After October 8, the scarecrows will be moved to Main Street in … [Read more...]

Tremendous Trees at the Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Tremendous Trees  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Tremendous Trees on Saturday, September 24 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Guests will learn methods for identifying trees, why trees are so important to us, and take a tree tour on the museum’s grounds and in the village of Stony Creek and view archival images to identify which trees are more than 100 years old. Admission is free for Museum members. For … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival at the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. The presenting sponsor for this event is Genisys Credit Union with event sponsorship from Hollywood Market and KIND Healthy Bars. Activities during the day include the Dinosaur Hill Pioneer Homestead and Playground, music, food, Guy Louis’s Worlds of Music, Michigan’s Family Funnyman, Joel Tacey, Stoney Creek High School Drum Line, a Rochester Hills Fire … [Read more...]

Presidential Elections, Parties, and Popularity in the Early American Republic

Presidential Lecture Series Ideals and Political Realities Join Dr. David Greer from Rochester College on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. for his presentation that explores several features of American presidential elections under the country’s new Constitution in 1781, from the unanimous selection of George Washington in 1789 to the bitter contest between Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams nearly forty years later. Our Founding fathers struggled with the notion of political … [Read more...]

History in your Backyard Program

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Tour of Lake Norcentra at Rochester College Join BT Irwin for a tour of Lake Norcentra at Rochester College on Saturday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. Museum Members are free, Nonmembers are $5 and all proceeds will be donated to Rochester College to aid in the preservation of this historic site.  Please register at rochesterhills.org/musprograms or 248.656.4663. This site was originally home to Stanley Kubrick, a Detroit advertisement executive and Irish … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Two Environmental Programs in August

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting two environmental programs in August The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Bees and Butterflies and Nature Journaling in August. Admission is free for Museum members. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Bees and Butterflies Bees and Butterflies will be on August 6 from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m. Bees and butterflies are important pollinators in … [Read more...]

Wild Weather coming to Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Wild Weather  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Wild Weather on Saturday, July 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Guests will learn about thunderstorms, tornadoes, and other wild weather we experience in Michigan. This program will dispel some common … [Read more...]

Get Wet and Wild on Wednesdays in July

Just Four Wednesdays in July to Get Wet and Wild The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays every Wednesday in July from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Family entertainment in the gazebo runs from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and then water fun runs from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. including slip and slides, fire truck spray, creek wading and various activities hosted by the Clinton River Watershed Council. Two giant slip and slides - one for older kids and a second for younger … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Walk Strolling Along for 17 Years

Rochester Hills Musuem to Host Annual Garden Walk June 16 From town to country, the 17th annual Rochester Garden Walk co-sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club and The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm shows off many unique and private gardens in the greater Rochester area. This year’s event takes place Thursday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition to strolling in the private gardens, guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds as well … [Read more...]

Fishing 101 at Spencer Park this Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Fishing 101 at Spencer Park The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Fishing 101 on Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Spencer Park. Patrick Endres, Rochester Hills Environmental Educator, will show how fun and easy fishing can be. Children 7 and up are welcome. During this program guests will learn how to tie a fishing knot, properly cast, and safely remove a fish from their fishing line. Limited … [Read more...]