Rochester in the 1960s and Pop Up Books from the Rochester Avon Historical Society

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents “Rochester in the 1960s” with Patrick McKay

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s will hold an evening meeting on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town Road. As Rochester celebrates its bicentennial in 2017, each decade sheds light on our community’s history. The 1960s brought the Vietnam War to our city, as well as a massive growth in population. What happened that brought so many people here? Streets were paved, traffic signals installed, schools were built and a hospital was founded. 

Patrick McKay, the manager of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, will tell the story of 1960s Rochester using archival material and newspapers from the museum’s collection. McKay earned a B.S. in Park and Recreation Administration from Michigan State University and a M.S. in Education from Oakland University.

This program is free & open to the public, no registration required. Students are welcome.

Rochester in the 1960s

Rochester in the 1960s

Pop-Up Books to be discussed at the Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s Brown Bag Meeting

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society will present “Pop-Up Books: Not Really for Children” with Deborah Remer at its Brown Bag lunchtime meeting at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Avenue, on Tuesday, February 7  from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. 

We think of pop-up books as a simple way to entertain little ones, but they can be much more than that. Deborah Remer, a local historian and long-time member of RAHS, will discuss the history of pop-up books and the intricacies of the books today.

They can be engaging, imaginative and even works of artistic brilliance by paper artists, graphic artists and other creative individuals. They can have a number of interactive features, such as a working musical instrument. Remer will display part of her unique collection of 200 pop-up books.

As the head of the archaeology program at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, Remer was the editor of the museum’s final report on the excavation of the original Taylor-Van Hoosen log cabin. She lectures quarterly at the museum and acts as a tally keeper with the Rochester Grangers Base Ball Club.

A retired science teacher, Remer earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Earth Science from Michigan State University. Recently, she appeared in the Detroit Public Television documentary “A Pioneer Family on Van Hoosen Farm.”

This program is free & open to the public, no registration required. Students are welcome. Bring your lunch. Complimentary coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

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