Espionage and Religion at Oakland University April 4

Historian Matthew Sutton to Discuss WWII Espionage, Religion at Oakland University The Department of History at Oakland University will present “(Un)Holy Spies: Religion and American Espionage in World War II,” a special lecture with award-winning author and historian Matthew A. Sutton, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 in Gold Rooms A, B and C at the Oakland Center. “Matthew Sutton is one of the very best scholars in the nation working on American religious history today,” said Todd … [Read more...]

Manhattan Project Musical ATOMIC rocks Meadow Brook Theatre

Musical “ATOMIC” rocks Meadow Brook Theatre’s 50th season with the story of the Manhattan Project During World War II, the United States was in a race with Germany to build the ultimate weapon. Both sides were sure the one to create a functional atomic bomb would be the one to win. We know now they were right, but what did it cost the people doing the creating? People like Leo Szilard, the mastermind behind atomic power. Leo finds out just what he can do when someone believes in him, but does … [Read more...]

Rochester Community Schools to Rededicate Veterans Memorial Plaque from RHS Class of 1947

On November 10, 2014 Rochester Community Schools will host a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Room to rededicate the plaque in memory of “the men who gave their lives in World War II” that was donated by the Rochester High School class of 1947. The plaque has been restored and will be relocated to a place of greater prominence within the Rochester Community Schools Administration building. The press release also stated that at that time the district will also unveil a newly commissioned … [Read more...]

Museum opens World War II exhibit

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Detroit Arsenal of Democracy are hosting an exhibit now through May 12 of World War II memorabilia, featuring airborne units. The exhibit will culminate in activities on Friday, May 11 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, May 12 from 9-4 p.m. The Saturday event will feature vehicles, lectures, battles, weapon demonstrations and a symposium featuring World War II soldiers involved in various airborne units. A complete schedule of events will be … [Read more...]

Detroit During World War II

Learn about Detroit during World War II from Karen AJ Miller, History Professor at Oakland University on Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. During World War II, Detroit experienced unprecedented growth.  As demand for housing and other resources exploded, war-time restrictions on materials slowed the construction of new homes and schools. Professor Miller will discuss how this created a social crisis as too many workers fought over too few houses. The result was … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be Hosting a Lecture Series in November

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a lecture series, A Salute to Veterans, on the first three Thursdays of November.  The lectures will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Van Hoosen Dairy Barn.  Museum members and students are free, non members $5, Seniors/Veterans $3.  Please call to register at 248.656.4663 Nov. 4- Afghanistan Veteran Steve Mrozek Join Steve Mrozek as he speaks about his 12 month service in Afghanistan. He will be … [Read more...]