Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Two Environmental Programs in August

Nature Journaling

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

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

Rochester Hills Fire Department Cools Off Willing Participants

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 … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Walk Strolling Along for 17 Years

Co-sponsored by The Rochester Garden Club

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 … [Read more...]

Fishing 101 at Spencer Park this Saturday

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Fishing 101 at Spencer Park

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...]

Frog and Toad Program at the Museum

Fascinating Frogs and Toads

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Fascinating Frogs and Toads The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Fascinating Frogs and Toads on Saturday, May 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning the differences between frogs and toads, learn how to … [Read more...]

Vintage Base Ball Games come to Rochester Hills Museum

Vintage Base Ball Games come to Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will serve as the home field for another season of vintage baseball featuring the Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club. Home matches will be held on May 15, June 19 and June 23 at 7:00 p.m., July 31, August 6 and 28. Weekend matches start at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free to the matches and the Van Hoosen Dairy Barn and local history exhibits are open during the matches. In addition, every guest can have a complimentary hot dog after each match … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Opens Historic Map Exhibit

Historic Map Exhibit Now Open

Museum tours available every week The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is hosting an exhibit of historic maps until December, 2016. These maps range from sketches made by our earliest pioneers to a large 9 foot x 12 foot map painted by Gerry Post of a 1907 Rochester scene in downtown. The Museum also has information on various street and subdivision names as well as several Sanborn Fire Insurance maps of our community that show every building and every lot in the … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society Hosts Downtown Rochester Walking Tours

Rochester Avon Historical Society’s annual walking tours of historic downtown Rochester start May 16 - photo by Michael Dwyer

Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s 2016 Downtown Rochester Walking Tour Schedule The weather is improving and that means it's time once again for the Rochester Avon Historical Society’s annual walking tours of historic downtown Rochester. These popular tours are free to RAHS members and just $5 per person under the age of 55 and $3 per seniors (55+) and students. Bring your friends for what is sure to be an eye-opening and exciting adventure in Downtown Rochester. Each tour meets on … [Read more...]

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...]