February Film Series at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting February Film Series

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting a February Film Series every Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the museum. Admission is free for museum members. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Guests can register for these films by using the PayPal option at www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms, e-mail rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org, or call (248) 656-4663.  

Pioneer Family on Van Hoosen Farm

Pioneer Family on Van Hoosen Farm

February 3: Pioneer Family on Van Hoosen Farm

It is said that “Well behaved women rarely make history,” but the compelling histories of the Van Hoosen women are the rarity in this case. Viewers will become immersed in the rich history of the Van Hoosen homestead in this captivating documentary that brings to life the fascinating story of the five generations of the Taylor-Van Hoosen family.

Body by Fisher

Body by Fisher

February 10: Body by Fisher

Sons of a horse-drawn carriage maker in Norwalk, Ohio, the seven Fisher brothers created Fisher Body, one of the world’s largest automobile body manufacturing firms. The Fisher coach logo on the doorsill of millions of autos and the slogan “Body by Fisher” was a hallmark of reliability, American manufacturing know-how and style for most of the last century.

This film tells the story of the Fisher brothers, their automotive body company and the legacy they left behind.

 “Body by Fisher” includes archival photos, as well as new HD footage of Fisher family homes in Norwalk and Detroit, the Fisher Building and examples of the renowned and sophisticated Body Fisher advertising campaigns, painted by noted artists.

Country Schools – The Life, Death, and Rebirth of an American Icon

Country Schools – The Life, Death, and Rebirth of an American Icon

February 17: Country Schools – The Life, Death, and Rebirth of an American Icon

Produced by Fourth Wall Films, Country Schools is a powerful look at the nostalgia associated with one-room schoolhouses.  Combining visually stunning images of a myriad of restored and decaying buildings to topics ranging from immigration issues to the dark side of the country school experience guests can discover the myths behind these much loved and revered institutions that helped bind a young nation together. This documentary includes interviews with experts on country schools and provides insight into lessons from the “good, old-fashioned school days.”

The Barn Raisers

The Barn Raisers

February 24: The Barn Raisers

Filmed in Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Kansas, this ambitious film paints a mesmerizing picture of how barn styles, building methods and materials reflect the people who built them, the life they lived, and the role these “country cathedrals” played in settling and building the nation.

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. 

For a full list of program and events at the Rochester Hills Museum, please visit www.rochesterhills.org/musprograms

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