RAHS December Meeting: “Main Street Makeover: A Review”

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society announced that their next evening meeting is Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town in Rochester. The hour and a half program will feature long-time local resident Eric Bothwell and his presentation on Rochester’s Main Street Makeover with pictures he took before and after the award-winning 2012 reconstruction project. From April 2012 through Main Street’s reopening in Nov. 2012, … [Read more...]

RAHS March 2014 Brown Bag Meeting

Eric Bothwell will be the featured guest speaker at the Rochester-Avon Historical Society Brown Bag program on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, beginning at noon at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow Street in Rochester. Eric will be speaking about the recent Main Street Makeover project and about some of the interesting artifacts that were discovered during the reconstruction. He will present photos of the construction process as well as historical images of Main Street over the years. There were … [Read more...]

Introducing Rochester’s City Beautiful Commission

The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is a group of enthusiastic, creative, earth-loving volunteers working to preserve the beauty of their city and give back to the place they all call home. The CBC was established in 2009 to develop plans for the beautification of Rochester and promote public interest in the general appearance of the city. Projects include the establishment of a new community garden and improvements to Howlett Park and Elizabeth Park. The committee is chaired by Lynn … [Read more...]