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, they make an impassioned stand to preserve his cherished land.  This movie is 98 minutes long and is safe for the whole family to watch.

The Movie Red Barn was Filmed on Michigan's Old Mission Peninsula

The Movie Red Barn was Filmed on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula

The Truth About Global Warming

On Friday, March 11 at 7:30 pm meet Channel 4 meteorologist Paul Gross and his presentation

The Truth About Global Warming.  Does global warming exist?  Paul Gross will provide the scientific facts about our planet’s changing climate, with no bias or politics.  Just the facts.  There will be plenty of time allowed for discussion and questions afterwards.

Channel 4 meteorologist Paul Gross

Channel 4 meteorologist Paul Gross

The Polio Vaccine Story

On Friday, March 18 at 7:00 pm, the Museum presents The Polio Vaccine Story by Don Callihan.  This presentation focuses on the development and use of the Salk Polio Vaccine, with emphasis on the role played by Parke-Davis, especially in Rochester, Michigan. Don Callihan retired from Parke-Davis as Director of Engineering at the Parke-Davis facility in Rochester, Michigan.  He remains editor of the Parke – Davis Retirees Review newsletter and is an avid genealogist with a life-long love of history.

The Polio Vaccine Story by Don Callihan

The Polio Vaccine Story by Don Callihan

Admission to these programs is free for Museum members and $5 adults, $3 seniors and students.  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads.  The Museum is a 16 acre site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Museum appreciates reservations to aid in room set up.  Refreshments provided.  Reserve your spot by email at rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org or by phone at 248.656.4663.

The Museum’s full schedule of events is available at www.rochesterhills.org/museum

 

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