Scarecrows in the City

The Rochester Hills Museum is hosting their annual Scarecrows in the City Building Workshop The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting Scarecrows in the City Building Workshop on Tuesday, October 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Scarecrows in the City allows local businesses and organizations to build a scarecrow that will be on display during the museum’s annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 8. After October 8, the scarecrows will be moved to Main Street in … [Read more...]

Tremendous Trees at the Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Tremendous Trees  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Tremendous Trees on Saturday, September 24 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Guests will learn methods for identifying trees, why trees are so important to us, and take a tree tour on the museum’s grounds and in the village of Stony Creek and view archival images to identify which trees are more than 100 years old. Admission is free for Museum members. For … [Read more...]

Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Two Environmental Programs in August

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting two environmental programs in August The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Bees and Butterflies and Nature Journaling in August. Admission is free for Museum members. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Bees and Butterflies Bees and Butterflies will be on August 6 from 11:00 to 12:30 p.m. Bees and butterflies are important pollinators in … [Read more...]

Wild Weather coming to Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Wild Weather  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Wild Weather on Saturday, July 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Ages 7 and up are welcome. Guests will learn about thunderstorms, tornadoes, and other wild weather we experience in Michigan. This program will dispel some common … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Walk Strolling Along for 17 Years

Rochester Hills Musuem to Host Annual Garden Walk June 16 From town to country, the 17th annual Rochester Garden Walk co-sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club and The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm shows off many unique and private gardens in the greater Rochester area. This year’s event takes place Thursday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. In addition to strolling in the private gardens, guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds as well … [Read more...]

Frog and Toad Program at the Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Fascinating Frogs and Toads The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Fascinating Frogs and Toads on Saturday, May 21 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Museum. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Guests will be learning the differences between frogs and toads, learn how to … [Read more...]

Vintage Base Ball Games come to Rochester Hills Museum

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 held on May 15, June 19 and June 23 at 7:00 p.m., July 31, August 6 and 28. Weekend matches start at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free to the matches and the Van Hoosen Dairy Barn and local history exhibits are open during the matches. In addition, every guest can have a complimentary hot dog after each match and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host March Lecture Series

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a series of Friday night programs to help educate and inspire our residents and guests and to beat the winter blues. Barn Red On Friday, March 4 at 7:00 pm, enjoy the independent movie – Barn Red.  This movie was filmed on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula and stars Ernest Borgnine as a simple farmer who refuses to sell his family’s farm to a developer.  After meeting a former migrant worker who worked on the farm as a child, … [Read more...]

Winter Survival 101 at Bloomer Park

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Winter Survival 101 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Winter Survival 101 on Monday, January 18th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bloomer Park. Admission is free for Rochester Hills Museum members. For non-members, the admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Guests will join the city’s naturalist and environmental educator as they show how to build a winter … [Read more...]

Spring on the Farm and New Exhibits at the Rochester Hills Museum

The arrival of spring stirs up fond memories of special times on the Van Hoosen Farm. Joshua and his helpers were planting crops, the newborn calves were following their mothers, and the sweet smells of wild flowers filled the air. The Rochester Hills Museum is celebrating the arrival of spring by inviting visitors to see their newest exhibit and to join them at their annual Spring on the Farm event. The Progressive Era: Creating Modern America 1900-1917 Exhibit On Display till Saturday, May … [Read more...]