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...]

Founders Day Kicks Off the Bicentennial Year for City of Rochester with VIDEO

Founders Day, an annual event, was extra special this year. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the Rochester Hills Museum, not only to recognize six new "founders," but also to kick off the start to the City of Rochester's 200th year celebration. Founded on March 17, 1817 by James Graham, Rochester has grown, keeping up with the times, yet holding on to its past. "Small town feel" is alive and well in Rochester. This year's event was held in the 1927 Calf Barn of the Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s the Deal with ‘Convenience Fees?’

Dear Crabby, I’m a lifelong music fan, but lately when I’ve gone to buy tickets I have sticker shock by all the extra ‘convenience fees’ added to the price! What are they for and why are they so much? Thanks, Regina Rocknroll Dear Regina Rocknroll, Hmmm. The last concert I got dragged to was an anniversary present for Mrs. Crabby and I. Usually, I try to avoid going to concerts since crowds (and people in general) annoy me, but it was our 50th anniversary and our kids wanted to treat … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host Annual Leadership Seminar

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host Dr. James R. Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association, for a presentation on LEADERSHIP AND HISTORICAL THINKING, 1776 – 2013, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (Patriot’s Day) at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Calf Barn as part of the Museum’s annual Broomfield Center for Leadership seminar series.  Admission is free but a reservation is requested. Dr. Grossman will speak on American leaders who created and … [Read more...]