Rochester Hills Museum Hosts March Cabin Fever Series

On Friday evenings in March, the Museum is the place to be for a variety of topics and speakers. All programs begin at 7:00 p.m. These are Free to Museum members and $5 for the public. Refreshments provided. March 2 - Living with Coyotes, presented by Holly Vaughn Coyotes are one of the most misunderstood and feared creatures in Southeast Michigan. Learn more about this adaptable creature and their habits as well as tips for co-existing with this important carnivore. Holly Vaughn is the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Hosts February Film Festival

Warm up this winter at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Film Festival in February. Films are shown in the Calf Barn at the Museum at 7:00 p.m., with $5 admission for the public and free for Museum Members. Guests can register by using the PayPal Option, emailing or calling 248-656-4663. Refreshments provided. Friday, February 2:  UP a River – a Kristin Lee Ojaniemi Film Over 100 hunting/recreational camps within the Ottawa National Forest in … [Read more...]

An Old Fashioned Christmas at Van Hoosen Farm

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting an Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advance tickets available for $5 for Museum members and $8 for non-members. Tickets at the door on December 16 are subject to availability and will be $10 per person. Please register at the Museum on Friday or Saturday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online, as space fills quickly. Join the Museum for old fashion holiday fun! Check in at the … [Read more...]

Model Train Exhibit at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

All Aboard! 2017 Model Train Exhibit The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm’s Calf Barn, has been transformed this holiday season by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club. The 55 ft. by 25 ft. exhibit fills the entire Calf Barn with HO gauge trains that travel high and low, past countryside and cities, over bridges and through tunnels, with each miniature module telling a different story with great care and attention to detail. A camera mounted on the engine also shows the “engine’s eye … [Read more...]

Tools of World War I

Veterans’ Day Program Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Jim Cassell, Collector of History and local historian, will present a look back 100 years at the Tools of World War I. Jim has been collecting these items since he was in high school. Included in his presentation will be many different tools of war - grenades, rifles, edged weapons, helmets, trench art - on Thursday, November 9, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Free for Veterans and Museum Members, just $5 for everyone else. … [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 14 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...]

Experience Mass Transit from 1838 with the a Canal Tour

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Tour Tour leaves from and returns to the Rochester Hills Museum. Guests coming from Macomb County may choose to meet at the Clinton Township Historical Village Museum at 40700 Romeo Plank Rd., Clinton Twp. Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Rochester Hills Museum Members $10; Non-members $17 – Cost includes lunch. Advanced Registration required at *Please register by September 25 in order for arrangements to be made for … [Read more...]

Smart Towns and the Gilded Age at the Rochester Hills Museum

Smart Towns: Silver Spoons and Golden Spikes – Railroads & Depots in the Gilded Age Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program for everyone in the community, led by educational, non-profit organizations including the Rochester Hills Museum. Smart Town “partners” work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one period in history for one year. The theme for 2017 is The Gilded Age in America: 1870 – 1900. Jackie Hoist, AIA, and Ron Campbell, AIA, provide a look at the … [Read more...]

Museum Day Live! 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 13th Annual Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Museum Day Live! 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 visitors who download the Museum Day Live! Ticket. Admission will … [Read more...]

Music in the Garden

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Music in the Garden, Wednesday, August 23, at 7:00 p.m. Museum Members are Free. Non-Members are $5 per person. The Rochester Hills Museum will host Guy Louis for our Music in the Garden program. Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Children’s Garden for this summer evening concert. Rain or shine. Bring a blanket or chair. Please register on-line at or at the Museum. The Rochester Hills Museum is located … [Read more...]