Rochester Hills Museum Holiday Exhibit is Rolling into Town   

Get on board with this year

Get on board with this year”s model train exhibit at the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting their holiday exhibit, Get on Board!: A Model Train Exhibit in November and December. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27 in the newly completed Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.

The trains will be running on from 1 – 4 p.m. on:

  • Friday, November 27
  • Saturday, November 28
  • Friday, December 4
  • Saturday, December 5
  • Friday, December 11
  • Saturday, December 12
  • Friday, December 18
  • Saturday, December 19
  • Saturday, December 26 – Family Day Special: $8 for the entire family
  • Sunday, December 27 ­- Family Day Special: $8 for the entire family
  • Saturday, January 2, 2016 – last day of the exhibit!

The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $3 for senior citizens.

Guests will be able to view this fantastic display created by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club and to learn about one of the greatest hobbies in the world while using their imaginations to travel the old-fashioned way and see the country and its splendor. “We are so excited to welcome back the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club to the museum and to have them use our spacious building for their displays. Our guests will be amazed and entertained” says Patrick Endres, Museum Staff – Environmental Education. Roger Terry, SCMRRC member and exhibit planner says, “We love doing this train shows. It gives our club great exposure and exposes people to this great hobby.” These HO gauge trains travel high and low past countryside and cities, over bridges and through tunnels, with each module telling a different story with great care and attention paid to detail – in miniature. A camera on the engine shows the “engine’s eye view” of the trip!

On Saturday, December 12, visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to meet Michael Hodges of The Detroit News and learn about one of his favorite topics, the historic railroad stations of Michigan. He will be speaking at 1:30 p.m., and guests will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of his book Michigan’s Historic Railroad Stations.

Michael H. Hodges covers art and architecture for The Detroit News, where he”s worked since the early 1990s. He also writes and photographs the newspaper”s architecture blog. A native of the Detroit area, Hodges grew upon a dairy farm thirty miles north of the city in the Rochester area. He confesses to being crazy about architecture, an obsession he blames on the six years he spent as a student at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, one of North America”s great, idyllic campuses.

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken between Rochester and Dequindre Roads. This museum is a 16 acre complex listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For questions visit or call 248.656.4663.

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