RAHS February 2015 Brown Bag Meeting: “The Mills of Avon Township”

Join the Rochester-Avon Historical Society for their lunchtime Brown Bag meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 12 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow in Rochester. The program will feature Deborah Remer and a discussion on early mills, mill owners, millers and those who built the mills which were vital to the Rochester area’s early economy. A retired science teacher from Walled Lake Middle School, Remer is a member of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) and … [Read more...]

Schoolhouse, historian to receive preservation awards

On May 7, the Rochester Hills Historic Districts Commission will present its annual Earl E. Borden Historic Preservation Awards to local historian Debbie Remer and to the Stoney Creek Schoolhouse. Remer will receive the Earl Borden Award for Historic Preservation Leadership for her leadership of the archeology dig at the Rochester Hills Museum site, including the Taylor log cabin and the Van Hoosen farmhouse. The schoolhouse will receive the Earl Borden Historic Preservation Award for … [Read more...]