Rochester Hills Museum to host Church Tour on April 28

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a tour of churches along University Drive on Monday, April 28, 2014. The tour is from 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and costs $25 for Rochester Hills Museum members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Registration and payment is available through the Museum website at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms. The churches that will be on the tour are St. John Lutheran, Meadowbrook Christian, Rochester Church of the Nazarene, and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum: Taking ‘New York’ by storm

In October 1910, the steamship New York sailed north from Detroit, but would never make it to its intended destination. Caught in a strong gale in Lake Huron, the ship would later sink. The location of this shipwreck remained a mystery until David Trotter and his team from the Undersea Research Associates found it last August! Join us as David Trotter recounts the story of the New York and the hard work it took to find one of the largest missing wooden steamers in the Great Lakes. … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum: Michigan Wolves: Past, Present, and Future

Persecuted and exterminated throughout Europe for centuries as the “Devil on Earth,” wolves in North America quickly suffered the same fate as settlers spread across the land. Since 1991, wolves have made a comeback in Michigan, thanks to legal protection at the state and federal level as well as increased human tolerance. Dorothy McLeer, from the University of Michigan Environmental Interpretive Center, will be talking about how our wolf population has recovered, issues with our wolf … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host Holiday events

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has a variety of programs this Holiday season for the entire family. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Guests can pick the hour of the day they want to see Santa and order tickets on line. Guests start their visit at the Dairy Barn then proceed on a hay wagon to the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse where Santa and Mrs. Claus will meet with them. Fresh baked cookies and a model train exhibit make this a … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival returns to the Rochester Hills Museum

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 10:0 a.m. until 4 p.m. The major sponsors for this event are Genisys Credit Union as well as Arteva Homes, Noodles, and Recycle Bank. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and place it on the stone walls surrounding the Museum property. After the evening lighting, guests can take their pumpkin home. The Museum is hoping to exceed our record of 1,011 pumpkins set in … [Read more...]

Vintage Base Ball Games Return to Rochester Hills Museum

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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 played at the Rochester Hills Museum on Saturdays, June 8 at 1:00 p.m., June 15 at 6:00 p.m., August 3 at 1:00p.m. and August 11 at 1:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chair. Admission is free and the Van Hoosen Dairy Barn and local history exhibits are open during the matches. In addition, … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to participate in Blue Star Museums

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 The Rochester Hills Museum is announcing the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.  Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents “Fascinating Frogs and Toads”

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting "Fascinating Frogs and Toads" on Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Museum. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members admissions is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning the differences between frogs and toads and what role they play in the ecosystem. "Fascinating Frogs" will include a story, craft, and nature walk. To … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host church tour

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a tour of churches affiliated with the establishment of Oakland University on Monday, April 29, 2013.  Tour cost is $ 25 for Museum members and $ 30 for nonmembers and includes lunch.  Registration and payment is available through the Museum website at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms and must be completed by Monday, April 15. University Presbyterian Church property was once owned by Don Wilson, brother of Alfred Wilson whose … [Read more...]

Join the Antler Amble at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Antler Amble on Friday, April 5 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 price is $5 for adults, $3 students, and $3 for seniors. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning why deer lose their antlers, how these antlers are used by other animals, and where you can go to look for deer “sheds”. This program will include a fun hike … [Read more...]