Rochester in the 1960s and Pop Up Books from the Rochester Avon Historical Society

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents “Rochester in the 1960s” with Patrick McKay The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s will hold an evening meeting on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town Road. As Rochester celebrates its bicentennial in 2017, each decade sheds light on our community's history. The 1960s brought the Vietnam War to our city, as well as a massive growth in population. What happened that brought so many people here? … [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...]

Winter Survival 101 at Van Hoosen Farm

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 16 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. The city’s naturalist and environmental educator will be teaching guests how to build a survival shelter and the … [Read more...]

Movie Trailer for the Rochester Hills Museum On Van Hoosen Farm Film

Rochester Hills Adds Additional Seats For World Premiere History has never been in higher demand as On Van Hoosen Farm, an original production of Detroit PBS. Tickets for the one time only event were snapped up by fans after only a few days, prompting the city to add an additional auditorium. There are just 70 tickets left for the event scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Thanks to a partnership with Emagine Theatre, guests will be able to enjoy our community's history in … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Hosts World Premiere

Van Hoosen Farm Set to Star For the first time in its history, the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will star in its own new documentary titled On Van Hoosen Farm on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. On Van Hoosen Farm, an original production of Detroit PBS, explores how five generations of Taylors and Van Hoosens raised their families and worked the land. Residents and history lovers are invited to a special world premiere with guest speaker and Emmy Award-winning producer, … [Read more...]

The Presidential Election of 1860

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting a lecture on The Presidential Election of 1860 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting The Presidential Election of 1860 on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non members, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Erin Dwyer from Oakland University will discuss Abraham Lincoln's presidential campaign - a divisive campaign involving … [Read more...]

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Holiday Home Tour

How will you start your observance of the holiday season? For hundreds of area residents, it’ll be by attending the 2016 Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Holiday Gala, Home Tour and Boutique. The fun begins Wednesday November 9 with a gala holiday party Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Hepplewhite’s Interiors, 322 S. Main Street. Wine, champagne and appetizers will all be a part of this festive kick-off, which will also fete the homeowners who are opening … [Read more...]

Michigan Bats at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Michigan Bats on October 29 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Michigan Bats on Saturday, October 29tfrom 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Guests will learn about the different species of bats in Michigan, what role they play in the ecosystem, and what we can do to help bats. Outdoor bat themed games will also be included in this program. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, … [Read more...]

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...]