Come to the RAHS December Brown Bag Meeting

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced its next lunchtime program will be Tuesday, December 2 at 12 p.m. at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow in Rochester.

The hour and a half program will feature Dr. Richard Stamps who will discuss the beginnings and early days of Oakland University, where he was an associate professor of anthropology from 1974 to 2012 when he retired after 37 years of teaching.

Born in Oakland, CA, Stamps grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Taiwan from 1962 to 1965. He earned bachelors and masters degrees in archaeology from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D., in anthropology from Michigan State University. An expert in the fields of archaeology and cultural anthropology of Taiwan and China, Stamps has written numerous articles and publications. He has also led many significant digs in and around the State of Michigan.

Bring your lunch if you wish. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring a friend! Coffee and cookies will be provided.

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) was founded in 1969 to help preserve, collect and interpret the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations. For more information, including a list of upcoming events, visit online at



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