Rochester Hills Museum to Celebrate Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen’s Birthday

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will celebrate the 150th birthday of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen on her birthday, Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and birthday cake will be served after the presentation.

Maureen Thalmann will provide a presentation on her life as a surgeon, teacher, professor, author, doctor, reformer, and world traveler and she will make a major announcement about Dr. Bertha at this event. At her death, Dr. Van Hoosen was one of the most well known and longest practicing women physicians in the world. She grew up on the Van Hoosen Farm where the seeds of learning and science were instilled. She attended school at the Stoney Creek Schoolhouse in Rochester Hills and in Pontiac before receiving her medical training and degree from the University of Michigan. Bertha delivered her niece, Sarah Van Hoosen Jones at the Van Hoosen Farmhouse in 1892 launching the life of a world renowned animal scientist. To register for this program call 248-656-4663 or

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