The American Army in Normandy from Omaha Beach to the Falaise Gap

June 6, 1944, is arguably the most important single day in western history for the past 2,000 years. Failure of the Normandy landings could have resulted in a very different world than we know today. As important as that single day was, however, D-Day did not end the Battle for France, much less the Second World War. Success on June 6 was just the beginning of the 11-week Battle of Normandy that ultimately resulted in the destruction of the German army in France and opened the door to the … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum presents Veteran’s Day Lecture

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Deception, Spies, and Bravery at D-Day on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Dairy Barn. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum and veterans. The cost for non-members is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Guest speaker Frank Cardimen will be highlighting some of the brave soldiers, leaders, and spies that helped bring about the downfall of the Nazis in Europe. To register for this lecture … [Read more...]

Museum presents the back story of D-Day

The Normandy Invasion – June 6, 1944, produced many heroes and led to the downfall of the Nazis in Europe. The invasion was a success due to the bravery of soldiers, the leadership of officers and the military might of the allies. However, there were other heroes as well. The code-breakers and the XX Committee kept Hitler and his leadership confused about where the invasion would occur. In honor of Veterans Day, the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will present The Spies of D-Day … [Read more...]