Holiday Events at The Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum will be hosting a series of family and community events at the Museum site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Events include:
* A Model Train Show – All Aboard! hosted by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club from November 26 – through the end of  December.  The exhibit will be accompanied by an exhibit of over 200 miniature houses set up in a holiday scene.

* Santa and Mrs. Claus visit on Saturday, December 4 from 9-4 p.m.  Timed tickets are available each hour with discounts for members.  The visit includes a hay ride, fresh baked cookies, model train exhibit, and other activities. 

* On Saturday, December 11, join architects Jackie Hoist and Ron Campbell for the program on Michigan Train Depots of Michigan and their new book Destination Depots – Lighthouses on the River of Steel at 1:00 p.m.

* On Saturday, December 18, the Museum hosts an Old Fashioned Christmas from 1-4 p.m. with activities in all Museum buildings including crafts, singers, food, skits, hayrides, roasted chestnuts, model train exhibit and more.  Discount tickets available in advance.

* The Van Hoosen Farmhouse, Gazebo, and Red House will be decorated beautifully for the holidays

The Museum is open for drop in guests on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and on December 28, 29, and 30.  The Museum site includes the 1927 Dairy Barn, 1840 and 1850 farmhouses and 1848 Schoolhouse.  For registration information visit the Museum website at or call 248.656.4663.  The Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI, one mile east of Rochester Road off Tienken road, and one mile north of downtown Rochester.

Photo caption: Rebecca Kiesling of Rochester Hills and her daughter enjoy the Old Fashioned Christmas at the Museum

 Roget Terry of Rochester Hills sets up trains at the Museum Dairy Barn

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