Local Historian and Author Margaret Thalmann at the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library will hold their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 22 in the library’s Multipurpose Room. After the meeting, Rochester Library patrons are welcome to attend the presentation by Margaret Thalmann, who will discuss her book, Petticoat Surgeon, about the extraordinary life of Bertha Van Hoosen. Born in 1863, Bertha Van Hoosen was a pioneering female surgeon raised on a farm in Stoney Creek, MI and followed her calling in medicine to … [Read more...]

Petticoat Surgeon: The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen

Part of the Michigan Heritage Series Join the museum and Maureen Thalmann as we celebrate the life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen. Historian and author Maureen Thalmann will share stories, quotes, and research she has done for her latest book about Dr. Van Hoosen. Copies of Ms. Thalmann’s book, Petticoat Surgeon: The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is free for Museum members, $3 students and seniors, and $5 for adults. … [Read more...]