March Cabin Fever Series at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents March Cabin Fever Series Fridays in March, 7:00 p.m. Members Free; Non-Members $5 Pre-register via PayPal at, by emailing or by calling 248-656-4663. March 1: It all Began with a Glint and a Glimmer Presented by Debbie Remer Following the discovery of gold in California in 1848, thousands of people headed west to make their fortunes. A good number of those were from … [Read more...]

How the Safety Bicycle and the Model T got Farmers out of the Mud

Smart Towns: The Good Roads Movement in Michigan, 1888-1926 – How the Safety Bicycle and the Model T got Farmers out of the Mud Date: Tuesday, November 13 Time: 7:00 p.m. Admission: Museum Members Free; $5 Public Registration required at Light Refreshments    The Model T is considered Michigan’s most significant contribution bringing change to the world. The model T revolutionized travel in the United States and was constructed to make car … [Read more...]

The Michigan Settlers Who Came from New York

The Burned-Over District: Revival, Reform and the Migration to Michigan, 1820-1850 Michigan settlers during the territorial and early statehood period in the early and mid-1800s came from western New York. Learn about them at the event on Tuesday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library. During this period, many considered western New York the Burned-Over District. This area was the epicenter for both the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening … [Read more...]