Rochester Hills Museum has a Cure for March Cabin Fever

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting their Annual March “Cabin Fever” Lecture 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. Refreshments served. Guests can register for these lectures by using the PayPal option at, e-mail, or call (248) 656-4663. 

Gerald Hasspacher

Gerald Hasspacher

March 3: Let’s Go Green with Gerald Hasspacher

A PowerPoint Presentation that focuses on and defines our current environmental issues, and provides information about native flora and fauna, solar and wind energy, greenhouse gases, energy from fossil fuels, hybrid vehicles, long term environmental hazards and the 2015 Paris Accords, as well as providing useful tips that we can use around our homes and gardens.

March 10: Great Lakes Islands with Maureen Dunphy

An “island magic” presentation as seen through the eyes of Maureen Dunphy who spent two years traveling to 136 Great Lakes Basin Islands.  Her travels changed her life in many ways including changing careers to become a writer and writing coach who inspires others about “Getting There from Here.” She will inspire you to plan your own Great Lakes Island Adventure.

March 17: Michigan Rediscovered:  A Dozen Destinations You May Have Missed with Ron Rademacher

A lively, entertaining look at Michigan’s Back Roads – A Road Trip Show presented by Ron Rademacher, author of four books about road trips to out of the way places and small towns in Michigan. This show will describe some of the lesser known destinations, unusual festivals, unique shops, museums and fascinating people through seven different regions of the state.

March 24: Historic Cruise Ships of the Great Lakes with Don Callihan

Steam powered passenger vessels began plying the Great Lakes in the early 19th century. Reliable port-to-port service increased demand, so larger and more luxurious vessels were built. As railroads began to dominate the passenger business, Great Lakes steamship companies were losing money. To increase revenues, companies expanded excursions to summer destinations aboard palatial ships designed to entertain as well as transport, and thus the era of Great Lakes cruising was born. Don Callihan will take you through this era with photos and stories of the amazing ships that sailed the Great Lakes and docked along the Detroit River until 1968.

Loreen Niewenhuis

Loreen Niewenhuis

March 31: Great Lakes Islands with Loreen Niewenhuis

Loreen Niewenhuis is an author, adventurer, and Great Lakes speaker. She has completed a trilogy of 1,000-mile adventures exploring the Great Lakes and has written three books about the Great Lakes: A 1,000-Mile Walk on the Beach, a Heartland Indie BestsellerA 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk, winner of the Great Lakes Great Reads Award; and A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Island Adventure. Loreen will share her images and adventures that take us from the rugged wilderness of Isle Royale to the strolling metropolis on Montreal Island as she explores the islands throughout the Great Lakes basin while on her exciting Great Lakes journey.

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

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