Rochester Hills Museum to host Church Tour on April 28

St. John Lutheran

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 Garden Club and Van Hoosen Farm enjoy a perfect partnership

Club member Marilee Shortreed presents Museum Supervisor Pat McKay with a donation for Van Hoosen Farm.

For over thirty years, The Rochester Garden Club, a branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden, has been supporting the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm with volunteer labor, creative ideas and monetary awards. Both organizations share the desire to improve the quality of life in the greater Rochester area, and have worked closely together to create a shared vision of a livable and sustainable community. “This is a partnership that has always worked, and we are so appreciative … [Read more...]

Historic Districts Commission to Present Preservation Awards

RochesterAvon

The city’s Historic Districts Commission will present its annual Earl E. Borden Historic Preservation Award at the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, at City Hall. This year, the HDC has voted to present the Earl Borden Award for Historic Preservation Leadership to the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, for their leadership and development of the Oakland Regional Historic Sites website, an online resource that places information on historic sites in one easily accessible … [Read more...]

Join the Antler Amble at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen

Patrick Endres holding an elk antler.

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...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Celebrate Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen’s Birthday

bertha portrait 1407

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will celebrate the 150th birthday of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen on her birthday, Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and birthday cake will be served after the presentation. Maureen Thalmann will provide a presentation on her life as a surgeon, teacher, professor, author, doctor, reformer, and world traveler and she will make a major announcement about Dr. Bertha at this event. At her death, Dr. Van Hoosen was one of the most well known … [Read more...]

Learn the History of Stony Creek Metropark

The Rochester Hills Museum will present a program on the history of Stony Creek Metropark on Friday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free for Museum Members and $5 adults, $3 seniors and students. In 1959, construction started on a new Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority park in Macomb and Oakland Counties. This was the beginning of Stony Creek Metropark. During the time of construction public relations officer John Sterling and photographer Jim McGarrigle diligently documented the … [Read more...]

Holiday Events coming to the Rochester Hills Museum

The holidays are here! If you are looking for some fun, family-friendly activities, look no further than the Rochester Hills Museum!  On Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting the farm to meet with good boys and girls and accept their Christmas wish lists. Tickets for Santa’s Visit are $4 for Rochester Hills Museum Members and $7 for non-museum members. Timed tickets can be purchased online with PayPal at www.rochesterhills.org or in person on … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum presents Critter Camouflage

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Critter Camouflage on Saturday, November 17th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The program is free for Members of the Rochester Hills Museum. The cost for non-members is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $3 for seniors. During the program, guests will learn about why camouflage is an important adaptation for prey species and predator species. This program is recommended for ages 7 and up and includes a craft and some fun outdoor … [Read more...]

Wildlife comes “alive” at Van Hoosen Farm

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Halloween Wildlife: Fact vs. Fiction on Saturday, October 27 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The program is free for Members of the Rochester Hills Museum. The cost for non-members is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $3 for seniors. During the program guests will discover if the myth and legends people have created about wolves, crows, and other Halloween animals are based on fact or fiction. This program is recommended for ages 7 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host Community Church Tours

Church tour flyer 2012

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