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...]

Newspapers Alive and Well at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Launches Online Collection & Newspaper Archive  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has made a portion of their historical collections available online for researchers, students, and local residents to utilize and enjoy. Over 7,000 catalog records have been uploaded to the online database using a museum cataloging software called PastPerfect. These collections include archival photographs, documents, and objects related to the greater … [Read more...]