Learn the History of Stony Creek Metropark

The Rochester Hills Museum will present a program on the history of Stony Creek Metropark on Friday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free for Museum Members and $5 adults, $3 seniors and students.

In 1959, construction started on a new Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority park in Macomb and Oakland Counties. This was the beginning of Stony Creek Metropark. During the time of construction public relations officer John Sterling and photographer Jim McGarrigle diligently documented the development of this park with numerous photographs. This program opens these photographs so that you can see the birth of Stony Creek Metropark. This program was created by William Remer who worked at Stony Creek Metropark for 36 years and can remember as a young boy driving with his family on Mt. Vernon and West roads during the clearing of trees for the creation of the parkʼs lake.

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is a 16 acre complex of historic buildings and gardens listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Museum is located at 1005 van Hoosen Road, off Tienken road between Rochester and Dequindre roads.  For more information call 248.656.4663 or visit www.rochesterhills.org

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