Meadow Brook Hall Summer Events

Summer is Here at the Great Estate Now that temperatures are soaring and children are getting out of school, summer has officially begun at Meadow Brook Hall. Touring of this 88,000-square-foot mansion is available daily, with three options: General House Tour, Behind the Scenes Tour and Walking Estate Tour. Summer also means popular community programs, new and old, are now available. Whether you prefer a morning of yoga or a relaxing afternoon in the garden, Meadow Brook Hall offers events … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Can You Put a Price on Nostalgia?

Dear Crabby, The other day I walked into Target and felt like I entered a time machine. Before me were scrunchies, banana clips, Caboodles and pretty much everything my teenage self coveted back in the ‘90s. So, it got me thinking: with everything old becoming new again, is any of my stuff valuable? Thanks! Sonja Sentimental Dear Sonja Sentimental, I have no clue what a scrunchie is, but it sounds a bit like some sort of torture device women use to improve their appearance. Ya know. … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall Presents Landmark in Lights

The 47th Annual Holiday Walk Meadow Brook Hall’s 47th annual Holiday Walk runs through December 23. The Hall will be decked in holiday splendor with over 50 dazzling trees on display, including a 10-foot tall Poinsettia tree created by 150 live plants. Visitors can tour the grand rooms of the Great Estate decked in elegant holiday décor and on select evenings warm themselves by the fire while roasting S’mores and enjoying holiday beverages. The Meadow Brook estate will shine a little … [Read more...]

Matilda Dodge Wilson Statue Unveiled at Homecoming

A life-sized, bronze statue of Oakland University (OU) founder Matilda Dodge Wilson was unveiled near the walkway between the Oakland Center and South Foundation Hall during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend activities. The original idea came from the class of 2010 and began as a Senior Class Gift project. However, the class was unable to fund the creation and the project had to be shelved for the time being. “As the university’s 50th reunion for the classes of the 1960s began organizing, … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Hosts its Mid-Summer Soiree

On Thursday July 19, the Women's Fund of Rochester hosted their Mid-Summer Soiree. Over 100 guests strolled the gardens of Meadow Brook Hall while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine, and listening to the music of Maestro Harry Hovakimian. Moceri Companies, Dillman and Upton, Frank Rewold & Son and Ray Lighting Centers were among the sponsors of the evening’s event. The Women’s Fund was established in 2000. The fund was started by 100 women whose mission was to create a powerful legacy within … [Read more...]

Antiques Roadshow a Big Hit at Meadow Brook

On Thursday, June 14, almost 3,000 ticketholders attended the Rochester Antiques Roadshow (AR) event at Meadow Brook Hall to have their 1-2 items valuated by the country’s leading experts. About 150 of these guests ended up having their item recorded for television in some form. From the visit to Rochester, Antiques Roadshow will be making three, one-hour episodes of television to air as part of the 23rd season, airing in 2019 on PBS. Antiques Roadshow will know the exact dates of the Rochester … [Read more...]

The Women’s Fund Summer Soiree July 19

The Women's Fund Summer Soiree will be at Meadow Brook Hall this Year The event is rain or shine with wine and hor d'oeurves. Purchase Tickets Online or send a check to:The Women's FundPO Box 80157Rochester MI 48307-0157Payable to: Community Foundation of Greater RochesterMemo line: The Women's FundTickets are $65 Patron tickets are $100 and includes a guided tour of the hall   The Women’s Fund was established in 2000 with the vision of helping women within the … [Read more...]

New Happenings at Meadow Brook Hall

Summer Events at the Great Estate Yoga In The Garden is an all-levels yoga class in the Rock Garden. Yoga instructor Shannon Kraegel will lead class while participants practice poses and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding gardens. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held indoors. All classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the following Sundays: June 3, July 15 and August 12. Reservations are not required for this … [Read more...]

Oakland University’s PI Academy Celebrates Inaugural Class of Graduates

Oakland University’s PI Academy, which provides professional development in research and engagement to a cohort of 30 non-tenured, tenure-track faculty members, welcomed its inaugural class graduates on Friday, April 6 during a celebration at Meadow Brook Hall. This year’s graduating class includes: Shadi Alawneh, assistant professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; S. Ali Arefifar, assistant professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Sara Arena, assistant professor, … [Read more...]

Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony this Friday at Meadow Brook Hall

City of Rochester Hills Celebrates 28 Years as a Tree City USA Mayor Bryan K. Barnett encourages residents to join the City of Rochester Hills and Meadow Brook Hall to roll up their sleeves and celebrate Arbor Day on April 27 by helping to plant new trees on Meadow Brook’s historic grounds. Meadow Brook Hall is hosting their annual Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 27, 2018 as a community work day and tree planting celebration. The goal will be to improve a … [Read more...]