Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony this Friday at Meadow Brook Hall

City of Rochester Hills Celebrates 28 Years as a Tree City USA Mayor Bryan K. Barnett encourages residents to join the City of Rochester Hills and Meadow Brook Hall to roll up their sleeves and celebrate Arbor Day on April 27 by helping to plant new trees on Meadow Brook’s historic grounds. Meadow Brook Hall is hosting their annual Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 27, 2018 as a community work day and tree planting celebration. The goal will be to improve a … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall Woodland Entrance Restoration Program and Arbor Day Celebration

Historic landscapes are important cultural resources that are part of our national heritage. They represent a physical record of the history of a property and reflect a personal account of design trends and styles, social history, and the life styles of the owners. Meadow Brook Hall’s Woodland Entrance is an important component of our historic landscape, it also serves as a natural habitat for wildlife and as a recreational attraction for visitors to enjoy. The woodlands have slowly … [Read more...]

Breakfast with the Bunny at Meadow Brook Hall

Hop On Over to Meadow Brook Hall for This New Family Event Breakfast with the Bunny will take place on Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Children of all ages will enjoy this Easter-themed celebration at the Great Estate. Breakfast with the Bunny begins with a delicious breakfast served in Meadow Brook’s two-story Ballroom. Guests will enjoy the following family activities: Photos with everyone’s favorite floppy-eared friend Strolling entertainment by Rodney … [Read more...]

Should We Be Afraid? America’s International Security and Foreign Policy

The 2018 Meadow Brook Lecture in International Affairs brings keynote speaker Clifford Bob, Ph.D., J.D., professor and chair of political science at Duquesne University to Oakland’s campus on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. His talk will take place at historic Meadow Brook Hall in the ballroom. Professor Bob’s lecture is titled "Should We Be Afraid? America’s International Security and Foreign Policy." During the talk, he will address the fact that Americans are bombarded by claims that … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Hall Presents A Servant’s Life

Special Tour and Lecture Inspired by the Downton Abbey Television Series Meadow Brook Hall presents A Servant’s Life - a series of events February 10 through February 25 inspired by the popular PBS series Downton Abbey. Guests will gain insight into the daily life of the servants that lived and worked at Meadow Brook Hall. The month commences with A Servant’s Life Living History Tour, a unique tour offered on February 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25. Visitors will have a chance to see life … [Read more...]

Landmark in Lights at Meadow Brook Hall for the 46th Annual Holiday Walk

Meadow Brook Hall’s 46th annual Holiday Walk runs through December 23, 2017. Visitors can tour the grand rooms of the great estate decked in elegant holiday decor, then stroll down candy cane lane to the land of “Santa & Sweets.” The Meadow Brook estate will shine a little brighter this holiday season during “Holiday Lights and Winter Nights.” For these special evening tours guests will experience the National Historic Landmark trimmed in lights then walk the lit path to the “Land of … [Read more...]

Revitalize the Woodland Entrance at Meadow Brook Hall this Friday

Meadow Brook Hall Seeks to Revitalize Woodland Entrance with Restoration Program In an effort to revitalize its woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is launching the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 28, as a community work day and tree planting celebration. “Historic landscapes are important cultural resources that are part of our national heritage,” said Nikki Thomas, facility operations manager for Meadow Brook Hall. “They represent a … [Read more...]

Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting a Tree at Meadow Brook Hall

Rochester Hills to Hold Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony Mayor Bryan K. Barnett encourages residents to join the City of Rochester Hills and Meadow Brook Hall to roll up their sleeves and celebrate Arbor Day on April 28 by helping to plant new trees on Meadow Brook’s historic grounds.  In an effort to revitalize the woodlands and kick-start a maintenance program, Meadow Brook Hall is launching the Woodland Entrance Restoration Program on Arbor Day, April 28, 2017 as a community work day and … [Read more...]

Dillman & Upton: A Centennial Business

Dillman & Upton, one of Rochester’s oldest businesses, is a company that was made in a marriage – sort of. The story starts in the late 1890s, when auctioneer Charles W. Upton came to Rochester just as the village was beginning to boom with the arrival of the interurban line. After spending a few years selling windmills and wire fencing to farmers, Upton started a coal and wood business in a former wagon shop on the corner of what is today West University Drive and Oak Street. Upton and … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Summer Concert Series welcomes The Lentini Duo July 14

The Meadow Brook Summer Concert series will welcome composer, guitarist and Oakland University Provost James Lentini and his wife, lyric soprano Dana Lentini, for a performance set from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 14. The concert will take place on the estate grounds of Meadow Brook Hall. A recipient of the Segovia International Composition Prize, the McHugh Composition Prize, and a Bluffton University Choral Competition First Prize, Dr. James Lentini has released a CD of his works on the … [Read more...]