Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens

T​he Rochester Garden Club is hosting a community summer program called “Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens” and it will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. A morning of learning, food sampling, and honey tasting will offer something for everyone interested in creating their own outdoor spaces that are environmentally sound as well as beautiful. Native plants will be available for purchase. Speaker, Entomologist and pollinator specialist, Abi Saeed will enlighten … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Museum and the Rochester Garden Club Host Annual Rochester Garden Walk

Co-sponsored by the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Garden Club. Tour gardens throughout our community, as well as experience the Rochester Hills Museum, the Open Air Market, Educational Presentation and, of course, the fabulous “Cookie Room” with an amazing variety of delicious homemade cookies. Thursday, June 21: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. Open Air Garden Market on the Museum grounds, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. DIY Succulent Demo by Kathy Miller from … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to Participate in Blue Star Museums

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is One of More Than 2,000 Museums across America to Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm announces its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military … [Read more...]

Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Saturday, May 12, 1:00 p.m. vs. Flint Lumber City at Home/Rochester Hills Museum Saturday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. vs. Bear Clan BBC of Flat Rock at Halbach Field for Greater Rochester Heritage Days The Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club is a recreated club that existed in the community in the 1870's - playing base ball as gentlemen, according to the rules of 1870. Matches are free and all … [Read more...]

‘Herstory’ by Traci Lynn Martin, Just Around the Pointe

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm welcomes World Record Endurance Paddler, Traci Lynn Martin on Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. Museum Members Free; $5 for nonmembers. Ms. Martin completed an expedition to circumnavigate all five Great Lakes in one calendar year, battling wind, waves, weather and a severe case of Rheumatoid Arthritis to raise awareness of those with chronic diseases as she has learned to deal with hers. Traci’s story is filled with adventure and human … [Read more...]

A Tour of the Clinton Kalamazoo Canal

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is offering a tour and history of the ill-fated Clinton–Kalamazoo Canal on Saturday, April 14, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Cost is $12/Museum Members, $18/nonmembers. This program includes a boxed lunch. Deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 11 via PayPal at The Clinton Kalamazoo Canal started in 1837 as Michigan’s first internal public works project and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Community Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Founder’s Day Celebration

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Annual Founder’s Day Event March 11 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be inducting three new members into the Community Hall of Fame at the Founder’s Day Celebration on Sunday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. The annual Founder’s Day program, sponsored by the Rochester Historical Commission, recognizes the founding of Rochester on March 17, 1817 by James Graham. This year’s event features renowned ragtime pianist, Bob Milne. Bob grew up in Rochester … [Read more...]

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum Presents Women’s History in March Visit the Museum on Thursdays in March, for “Herstory” presentations celebrating Women’s History Month. All programs begin at 7:00 p.m., with the exception of March 29, A Purse of Her Own, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Programs are free for Museum members and $5 for the public. Refreshments provided. Register at, emailing or by calling 248-656-4663.  March 8: Not Just … [Read more...]

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...]