Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival 2020

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival Pre-registration is available NOW. The Cost is $30 per table for museum members and $35 per table for non-members. Extra pumpkins are $5. Let your light still shine this Halloween at our socially distanced edition of Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and place it on the stone walls surrounding the Museum property. Return at night to see all the … [Read more...]

Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm publishes the history of Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has reprinted a book that discovers the Lost Villages in Oakland and Macomb Counties. If This is Hastings...Then Where is Hog’s Hollow – was originally printed in 1990, but with the explosive residential and commercial growth in Oakland and Macomb Counties over the past thirty years … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Seeks Original Design Barn Blocks for Dairy Barn Renovation

As part of the renovation and replacement of the roof structure on the Van Hoosen Dairy Barn, the Rochester Hills Museum is seeking glazed block to repair broken blocks and to restore several building openings back to their original design. The brown glazed blocks were manufactured by the National Fire Proofing Company and are referred to as Natco Hollow Tiles. They measure 16 x 8 x 8 inches. The Museum needs up to 30 blocks. One of the Van Hoosen Barns was used as an advertisement for … [Read more...]

Sap-to-Syrup at Van Hoosen Farm

Rochester Hills Hosts Popular Sap-to-Syrup Event On Saturday, March 14 the City of Rochester Hills will host its annual Sap-to-Syrup program at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Before you know it, the cold weather will be on its way out and warmer conditions will begin. When the cold temperature at night rises during the day the transition causes pressure changes that move the sap and cause it to flow. Guests will be able to see how syrup traditionally made its way from … [Read more...]

Mothers, Daughters, and Leaders of Rochester

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm in collaboration with the Rochester-Avon Historical Society Hear the inspiring stories of outstanding women from Rochester, presented by Samantha Lawrence, Archivist at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. Brown Bag Lunch - Tuesday, March 3 - Admission is free. You bring your lunch and the Historical Society provides … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Receives Grant to Rebuild Equipment Barn

Rochester Hills Museum Receives $50,000 State Grant to Support Rebuild of Equipment Barn The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has received a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to support the rebuilding of the Equipment Barn on the Museum site. According to Museum Manger Patrick McKay, “The Equipment Barn was built in the early 1900s and provided support for the Van Hoosen Farm operation by storing milk trucks and farm supplies. We will use it the … [Read more...]

Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Hike Saturday October 26

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal Hike, Saturday, October 26 The Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal Society has partnered with the Rochester Hills Museum and several other communities to explore, preserve, and interpret the history of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal that attempted to cross Michigan in the 1830s. Only 16 miles were completed from Mt. Clemens to Rochester. Join several guides as we hike a two-mile stretch of the Canal starting at Riverbends … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival 2019

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm presents Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, October 12 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pumpkin Carving and Fall Activities Time:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Pumpkin Lighting Date: Saturday, October 12 Location: The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Cost: $5 Museum Members; $8 Public; Children under two free - Admission collected the day of the event. Come and enjoy the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm’s signature … [Read more...]

Fairies on the Farm

Do you Believe in Fairies? Look for fairies, gnomes and sprites all around the Children’s Garden at the Rochester Hills Museum. They will only be there for one day as they stop on their way back to their summer homes. This program is sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club. Fairy Crafts Goodie Bag Storytelling Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos Fairy Scavenger Hunt Fairy Food and Beverages Ages 4-12 August 22 Morning Session 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Afternoon … [Read more...]

Little House by the Creek Day Camp

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents Little House by the Creek Day Camp: Ages 7-11 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. July 18 and July 25 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Museum Members $30; Non-members $35 Pre-register via PayPal at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, by emailing [email protected] or by calling 248-656-4663. Repeated two times during the summer, each session ends with campers exploring the “shimmering” creek of Bertha Van Hoosen’s … [Read more...]