‘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 www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms 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 www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org 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 rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org 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...]

An Old Fashioned Christmas at Van Hoosen Farm

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting an Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 16, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advance tickets available for $5 for Museum members and $8 for non-members. Tickets at the door on December 16 are subject to availability and will be $10 per person. Please register at the Museum on Friday or Saturday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online, as space fills quickly. Join the Museum for old fashion holiday fun! Check in at the … [Read more...]

Model Train Exhibit at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

All Aboard! 2017 Model Train Exhibit The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm’s Calf Barn, has been transformed this holiday season by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club. The 55 ft. by 25 ft. exhibit fills the entire Calf Barn with HO gauge trains that travel high and low, past countryside and cities, over bridges and through tunnels, with each miniature module telling a different story with great care and attention to detail. A camera mounted on the engine also shows the “engine’s eye … [Read more...]

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...]