Rochester Hills Museum to host Michigan Heritage Series on Friday evenings in March

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a series of Friday evening programs in March that explore the wildlife and maritime history we have in Michigan. Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free for Museum members, $3 students and seniors, and $5 for adults. Refreshments will be served. To register please call 248.656.4663 or email at

March 14 – Michigan’s Live Birds of Prey

Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers

Joe Rogers and the Wildlife Recovery Association will be presenting an informative program about Michigan’s birds of prey. This program will focus on the different owl species in Michigan, how these owls compare to other birds of prey, and the issues that affect these nocturnal hunters. This program will also include live birds!

March 21 – Michigan Wolves: Past, Present, and Future

Persecuted and exterminated throughout Europe for centuries as the “Devil on Earth,” wolves in North America quickly suffered the same fate as settlers spread across the land. Since 1991, wolves have made a comeback in Michigan, thanks to legal protection at the state and federal level as well as increased human tolerance. Dorothy McLeer, from the University of Michigan Environmental Interpretive Center, will be talking about how our wolf population has recovered, issues with our wolf population, and what the future holds for these wild animals.

March 28 – Taking New York by storm

David Trotter

David Trotter

In October 1910, the steamship New York sailed north from Detroit, but would never make it to its intended destination. Caught in a strong gale in Lake Huron, the ship would later sink. The location of this shipwreck remained a mystery until David Trotter and his team from the Undersea Research Associates found it last August! Join us as David Trotter recounts the story of the New York and the hard work it took to find one of the largest missing wooden steamers in the Great Lakes.

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

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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features the stories, people, and events that has made our community an exceptional place to call home for 190 years. Stop by for a visit! We can host weddings, anniversaries, graduation parties, and more! How can we best serve you?


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