Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival 2019

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, October 12 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pumpkin Carving and Fall Activities Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Pumpkin Lighting Date: Saturday, October 12 Location: The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Cost: $5 Museum Members; $8 Public; Children under two free - Admission collected the day of the event. Come and enjoy the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm’s signature … [Read more...]

Fairies on the Farm

Do you Believe in Fairies? Look for fairies, gnomes and sprites all around the Children’s Garden at the Rochester Hills Museum. They will only be there for one day as they stop on their way back to their summer homes. This program is sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club. Fairy Crafts Goodie Bag Storytelling Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos Fairy Scavenger Hunt Fairy Food and Beverages Ages 4-12 August 22 Morning Session 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Afternoon … [Read more...]

Little House by the Creek Day Camp

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Little House by the Creek Day Camp: Ages 7-11 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. July 18 and July 25 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Museum Members $30; Non-members $35 Pre-register via PayPal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, by emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by calling 248-656-4663. Repeated two times during the summer, each session ends with campers exploring the “shimmering” creek of Bertha Van Hoosen’s … [Read more...]

Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July

Get Wet and Wild at the Rochester Hills Museum Every Wednesday in July Admission is $3 per person ages 2-99 - Free to Museum Members Enjoy some summer fun with family entertainment in the gazebo from 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m. and water fun from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Enjoy several huge slip and slides, a Rochester Hills Fire Truck, cool sprinklers for little kids, wading in Stoney Creek and water activities sponsored by the Clinton River Watershed Council. Entertainers July 10 – Gemini July … [Read more...]

The Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club Home Matches

Vintage Base Ball at the Rochester Hills Museum Before “peanuts and Cracker Jacks” and the “7th inning stretch”, base ball was played with no gloves, wool uniforms and long sleeves. Come out and cheer on the Rochester Grangers as they play base ball the way it was played in the mid-1860s. Bring your own blanket or chair. The games are played at the Rochester Hills Museum at 1:00 p.m. The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and … [Read more...]

Terrific Tuesdays in the Garden

Terrific Tuesdays in the Garden provide children with the opportunity to use all five senses while learning the basics of gardening. There is a new theme each week and children enjoy stories, crafts, activities and snacks. Children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers learn how plants grow, how butterflies and ladybugs help, that we can eat food from plants for every letter of the alphabet, and there are plants for every color of the rainbow. Children ages 6 to 10 years learn more about … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Hosts Annual Garden Walk

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Garden Club present the 20th Annual Rochester Garden Walk Advance tickets available now until noon on June 19, through Pay Pal, on-site at the Rochester Hills Museum, at Bordine’s Nursery (Rochester location), Lytle Pharmacy, and Piechniks Garden Gate. The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. Rochester Garden Walk - Rain or shine - Thursday, June … [Read more...]

May Programs at the Rochester Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, May Programs, and Grangers Vinatage Base Ball Dates St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow The Lake Sturgeon is native to the Great Lakes and considered Michigan’s largest and longest living, fresh water fish.  The maximum age reported is 154 years and the largest ever verified was captured in Lake Michigan 1943. It was 8 feet long and weighed 310 pounds. Representatives from St. Clair-Detroit River Sturgeon for Tomorrow will discuss the … [Read more...]

A Tour of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal

A Tour of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Saturday, April 20 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $12 – Museum Members   $18 – Public Program includes a boxed lunch Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather Registration required by 12 noon on April 17 via PayPal www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms or 248-656-4663 Michigan’s first internal improvement in 1837 was a proposed canal that was supposed to run through the Rochester community. Join us for a tour of the remains of the Clinton –Kalamazoo canal … [Read more...]

Women’s History Lecture Series at the Rochester Hills Museum

Women's History Lecture Series Thursdays in March Members Free; Non-Members $5; 7:00 p.m. Pre-register via Pay Pal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, by emailing rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by calling 248-656-4663. March 14: At Home and Over There:  American Women Physicians in World War I presented by the American Women’s Medical Association The Museum is proud to share the American Medical Women’s Association exhibition and documentary that celebrate the contributions of women … [Read more...]