Rochester in the 1960s and Pop Up Books from the Rochester Avon Historical Society

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents “Rochester in the 1960s” with Patrick McKay The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s will hold an evening meeting on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town Road. As Rochester celebrates its bicentennial in 2017, each decade sheds light on our community's history. The 1960s brought the Vietnam War to our city, as well as a massive growth in population. What happened that brought so many people here? … [Read more...]

Newspapers Alive and Well at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Launches Online Collection & Newspaper Archive  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has made a portion of their historical collections available online for researchers, students, and local residents to utilize and enjoy. Over 7,000 catalog records have been uploaded to the online database using a museum cataloging software called PastPerfect. These collections include archival photographs, documents, and objects related to the greater … [Read more...]

Winter Survival 101 at Van Hoosen Farm

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 16 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. The city’s naturalist and environmental educator will be teaching guests how to build a survival shelter and the … [Read more...]

Holiday Exhibits at the Rochester Hills Museum

Holiday Exhibits have arrived at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has two new exhibits for this holiday season. Museum Members are free. Please consider becoming a member of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The cost for non-members is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. Get on Board The adaptively reused Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has been transformed this holiday … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Starry Starry Night

Star Program at the Rochester Hills Museum The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Starry Starry Night on Saturday, December 10 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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 7 and up are welcome. Patrick Endres, the museum’s environmental educator, will be teaching guests about what they can see in the night sky. A telescope will be available to … [Read more...]

Pioneer Family, On Van Hoosen Farm, Airs on DPTV December 6

Don't miss Pioneer Family - On Van Hoosen Farm, an original production of Detroit Public Television The film tells the story of four formidable and determined women who defied the prejudices of their time to leave a legacy not just in Southeast Michigan, but throughout the world. The film will air at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, with a repeat on Wednesday, December 7, at 2:30 a.m. Run time is two hours. Full Length Movie Trailer for the Rochester Hills Museum On Van Hoosen Farm … [Read more...]

Family fun at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Thanksgiving Weekend

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be opening their holiday exhibits and presenting an environmental program Thanksgiving weekend. Admission to the exhibit and environmental program are free for museum members, $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $3 for seniors.  Friday, November 25 will be opening day of the Museum’s massive model train exhibit, Get on Board. The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club has been planning the upcoming model train exhibit all year and can’t wait to … [Read more...]

Santa and Mrs. Claus go to the Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Santa’s Visit Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Timed tickets can be purchased by visiting www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms or in person on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Rochester Hills Museum Members and $8 for non-members. Guests arrive at the Dairy Barn for activities and then take our hay … [Read more...]

Movie Trailer for the Rochester Hills Museum On Van Hoosen Farm Film

Rochester Hills Adds Additional Seats For World Premiere History has never been in higher demand as On Van Hoosen Farm, an original production of Detroit PBS. Tickets for the one time only event were snapped up by fans after only a few days, prompting the city to add an additional auditorium. There are just 70 tickets left for the event scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Thanks to a partnership with Emagine Theatre, guests will be able to enjoy our community's history in … [Read more...]

Save the Flags on Veterans Day

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Save the Flags The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Save the Flags on Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. in honor of Veterans Day. Admission is free for Veterans and members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non members, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Matt VanAcker, Director of the State Capitol Tour Guide and Information Service and Co-Chair of Save The Flags will be speaking … [Read more...]