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...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Mary Kramer for Leadership Talk

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Rochester Hills Museum to host Mary Kramer for Leadership Lecture on May 12 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Hills Museum Foundation will be hosting Mary L. Kramer from Crain’s Detroit Business for the 2016 Broomfield Center for Leadership presentation on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The program will be held in the Museum’s 1927 adaptively reused Calf Barn and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but registration is requested at … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Donates Funds

West Middle School receive grant from Rochester Garden Club with Abby Buchanan , Justin Carmichael , Sue Dobbelstein and Ben Zuckerberg

The Rochester Garden Club recently contributed funding to five local organizations for various activities and projects that support environmental education. Two Rochester middle school science departments were the recipients of $1,000 each for equipment to conduct scientific tests primarily relating to water quality in the Clinton River Watershed. Science teachers Mr. Carmichael and Mr. Trudeau at West, and Ms. Steffes and Ms. Moore at Reuther are delighted to learn they will now have the funds … [Read more...]

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park

Antler Amble at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Antler Amble The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Antler Amble on Friday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. 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 6 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning why deer lose their antlers, how these antlers are used by other animals, and where you … [Read more...]