Dear Crabby, What Do You Think of Haunted Houses?

  Dear Crabby, Now that there’s sort of a fall feeling in the air, I wanted to do something fun like a corn maze, hayride, or maybe even a haunted house. Would you ever consider going to one? Thanks! Stan Scary Dear Stan Scary, If I’m reading your question right you’re asking if I’d ever visit a haunted house. Well, the short version of my answer would be… ummm, no. Go to a haunted house – are you kidding me? I find daily life scary enough as it is. Between politics and … [Read more...]

The Community Foundation of Greater Rochester Celebrates 35 Years as the Areas Center for Philanthropy

The Greater Rochester area is known for its giving spirit. Residents, organizations and businesses alike come together to give, in big and small ways, on a daily basis. Many of this giving is done behind the scenes. Unsung heroes help to make this community a premier place to live. Celebrating 35 years as the greater Rochester area’s center for philanthropy and endowed funds, the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester is possibly one of the community’s most valuable unsung heroes. The … [Read more...]

Gail Kemler Celebrates a Century

Rochester is marking the 200th anniversary of its founding this year, and local resident Gail Kemler has witnessed almost half of the town’s two centuries of history. Kemler, of Rochester Hills, is planning to celebrate her 100th birthday at the end of this month, in the company of scores of family and friends. Gail Johnson Kemler was born October 28, 1917 in Brookfield, Illinois, where her father worked on a railroad line. When Kemler was four years old, her mother became seriously ill and … [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...]

Library and Museum Combine Exercise and History on June 29

Rochester Hills Public Library Shares History of Two Prominent Trails The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) is offering community members the chance to explore the rich history just outside the library’s doors. To share the stories RHPL collaborated with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to take you on a bicycle ride through time. On June 29, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. join us for a 3.7 mile ride, where you’ll meet ‘the original Forrest Gump’, see the former training site of … [Read more...]

Kick Your Heels Up For a Good Cause at the Bicentennial Barn Dance

Twenty-seventeen marks the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Rochester. In celebration of this historic milestone, several special events are planned, but none are more anticipated than the Bicentennial Barn Dance. The dance will be held on Friday, June 23, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The Barn Dance will include a strolling dinner, square dancing, silent auction, a pie stand and much more. Tickets are $100 per person, and $150 per couple. Jeans … [Read more...]

Holiday Exhibits at the Rochester Hills Museum

Holiday Exhibits have arrived at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has two new exhibits for this holiday season. Museum Members are free. Please consider becoming a member of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The cost for non-members is $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. Get on Board The adaptively reused Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has been transformed this holiday … [Read more...]

Family fun at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Thanksgiving Weekend

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be opening their holiday exhibits and presenting an environmental program Thanksgiving weekend. Admission to the exhibit and environmental program are free for museum members, $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $3 for seniors.  Friday, November 25 will be opening day of the Museum’s massive model train exhibit, Get on Board. The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club has been planning the upcoming model train exhibit all year and can’t wait to … [Read more...]

Santa and Mrs. Claus go to the Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Santa’s Visit Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Timed tickets can be purchased by visiting www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms or in person on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Rochester Hills Museum Members and $8 for non-members. Guests arrive at the Dairy Barn for activities and then take our hay … [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 8 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...]