A Bike Tour Highlighting Women In Rochester’s History

Rochester Hills Public Library to Partner with Local Historical Agencies for Pedal The Past In partnership with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester-Avon Historical Society, the Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) will host “Pedal the Past: Women in Rochester History Bike Tour” on Thursday, June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This in-person bike tour will take riders on a three-mile ride through Rochester to visit historic sites highlighting women in … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The scenic Clinton River Trail, spanning 16 miles through the five communities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Pontiac and Sylvan Lake in Oakland County, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2019 with a year-long calendar of programs and events for all ages. Volunteers with Friends of the Clinton River Trail (FCRT) are encouraging hikers, bikers, walkers, birders, canoeists, kayakers plus fishermen and women to take to the trail and enjoy the area history, many sights, … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Presents Farm to Table

Growing and Preparing Organic Food The Rochester Garden Club, in partnership with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, is bringing together two professionals with a passion for delicious, fresh wholesome food to present Farm to Table, a program that is designed to educate and inspire. Chef Chris Cason of the Chapman House and Lisa Jaroch, owner of Cold Frame Farm will combine their talents to present a program about growing environmentally sustainable food, and preparing that food … [Read more...]

Sunday July 23 on Walnut Street

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Sunday on Walnut Street July 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Museum Members $5; Nonmembers $7.  Register on-line at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms Meet in the parking lot at Third and Walnut Streets, in downtown Rochester. Walnut Street was nicknamed “Church Row” because of the many churches located here. Join Debbie Remer to discover where the various churches were located, where they are now, and the stories behind each … [Read more...]

Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Games this Summer

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Hosting Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Next game is July 1 at the Rochester Hills Museum, located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. Visit the Rochester Grangers for a complete 2017 schedule No advanced registration required Enjoy base ball the way it was played by gentleman in the 1860s Admission is free - bring your own blanket or chair. All games start at 1:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

Kentucky Derby Party to Benefit Three Oakland County Charities

Third Annual "Haute to Trot" is Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day, May 6 Gone are the days of bake sales and rummage sales. The Rochester Junior Women’s Club puts the “fun” back in “fundraising” by hosting its Third Annual “Haute to Trot” Kentucky Derby Party. On May 6, 2017, ladies and gentleman will don big hats and crazy bowties for an evening of fun at the Rochester Hills Museum, to enjoy live entertainment, Mint Juleps and dinner to show their support for three Oakland county … [Read more...]

Rochester in the Gilded Age

Rochester Hills Museum Presents Smart Towns Lecture Smart Towns is a series of lifelong learning programs led by educational, non-profit organizations in the greater Rochester area. The Smart Towns’ ‘partners’ work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one period in history every year. Lectures, presentations and courses introduce the participants to the arts, sciences, transportation, industrial, social and economic changes of the time and are presented by experts in the … [Read more...]

A Rochester Partnership that Works for All

Several years ago, two longstanding Rochester organizations developed an informal partnership that pools resources and talent to give the Rochester community a focal point for outdoor enjoyment, historic preservation and educational outreach. The Rochester Garden Club and the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms work together to enrich the community and give visitors to the museum and its surrounding grounds a lovely and interesting experience. Rochester Garden Club members have … [Read more...]

Founders Day Kicks Off the Bicentennial Year for City of Rochester with VIDEO

Founders Day, an annual event, was extra special this year. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the Rochester Hills Museum, not only to recognize six new "founders," but also to kick off the start to the City of Rochester's 200th year celebration. Founded on March 17, 1817 by James Graham, Rochester has grown, keeping up with the times, yet holding on to its past. "Small town feel" is alive and well in Rochester. This year's event was held in the 1927 Calf Barn of the Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Celebrate Rochester’s Bicentennial with a Visit to the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Reopens with Rochester Bicentennial Exhibit Celebrate 200 years of Rochester’s history with the Rochester Bicentennial exhibit. On display in the Rochester Hills Museum’s Dairy Barn through the end of 2017, this exhibit highlights various aspects of Rochester’s innovative community such as its schools, mills, businesses, and newspapers. Want to learn why Rochester was settled in 1817? Stop by the Dairy Barn on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to … [Read more...]