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...]

Farm to Table at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Farm to Table Hosted by the Rochester Garden Club, the Farm to Table Event will be held in the Rochester Hills Museum’s Calf Barn, Tuesday, August 22, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at the Museum, $10 per person, Cash or Check only. Learn about the challenges of growing environmentally sustainable vegetables from Lisa Jaroch of Cold Frame Farm, and then enjoy tastings prepared by Chef Chris Cason of Chapman House. More information found at … [Read more...]

Travel Back in Time 200 Years for a Walk Through Downtown Rochester

A Walk in Time Meet in Downtown Rochester at the white tent next to Catching Fireflies, 203 W. University. Thursday, July 27 and August 3, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Museum Members $5; Nonmembers $7. Travel back in time along Rochester’s Main Street, to witness true stories of the past. Costumed re-enactors will entertain with actual events that happened during Rochester’s 200 years. Limited tickets available. Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen … [Read more...]

Little House by the Creek Day Camp

Thursday, July 27 and August 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Ages 7 - 11 Museum Members $30; Nonmembers $35 Each Day Camp session ends with campers exploring the shimmering creek of Bertha Van Hoosen’s childhood, after a day of doing some of her favorite chores, attending the schoolhouse that she loved, harvesting fruits and vegetables and visiting the final resting place of the Taylor-Van Hoosen family. Register On-line at … [Read more...]

Wet and Wild Wednesdays are Back for the Month of July

Rochester Hills Museum Hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July  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. Entertainment this year includes Tom Plunkard on July 5, Gordon Russ … [Read more...]