Oakland Township Historic District Commission Landscape Master Plan

Oakland Township Historic District Commission Landscape Master Plan at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District The Oakland Township Historic District Commission (HDC) is happy to announce its contract with Brian Devlin, Preservation Concepts Landscape Architect. Preservation Concepts will work closely with the HDC to create a Landscape Master Plan for Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) located at 388 West Predmore Road in Oakland Township.  Brian Devlin is an established landscape … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to Host 15th Annual Garden Walk

From town to country, the 15th annual Rochester Hills Museum Garden Walk shows off seven gardens in the greater Rochester and Oakland Township area. Co-sponsored by the Rochester Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, this year’s event on Thursday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. also provides a look at the Rochester Community Gardens and the adjacent Dinosaur Hill Children’s Garden.  Guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds as well as … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum presents the Maple Syrup Program

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting the Maple Syrup Program on Saturday, March 29 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. During the program guest will learn the history of maple syrup and see our sap-to-syrup demonstration. There will also be a maple syrup snacks available to taste! Admission to this program is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum, $3 for children and seniors, and $5 for adults. Children ages 7 and up are welcome. To register call, (248) 656-4663 or … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Opens for 2014 Drop-In Tours

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is open for drop-in tours starting Saturday, March 1st! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum encompasses 16 acres of historic buildings, gardens, houses, barns, children’s garden, historic landscape, and a schoolhouse. The area was settled in 1823 by the Lemuel Taylor family. After Sarah Taylor married Joshua Van Hoosen the farm named changed. Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen, a renowned surgeon grew up here and practiced … [Read more...]

Join the Rochester Hills Museum for the Great Backyard Bird Count

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Great Backyard Bird Count at the Museum on Saturday, February 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Museum. Admissions for this program is $3 for Rochester Hills Museum members and $5 non-members. Parents and chaperones of children attending are free. The Museum will be participating in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is a national bird count that is led by the Cornell Lab of Orthnithology, National … [Read more...]

Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival returns to the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host its annual Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 12 from 10:0 a.m. until 4 p.m. The major sponsors for this event are Genisys Credit Union as well as Arteva Homes, Noodles, and Recycle Bank. Guests are invited to carve a pumpkin and place it on the stone walls surrounding the Museum property. After the evening lighting, guests can take their pumpkin home. The Museum is hoping to exceed our record of 1,011 pumpkins set in … [Read more...]