Dreams, partners help museum grow

These are exciting times for the tiny Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms. Despite an economic downturn that has forced it to cut staffing and share its space with the city’s environmental education center, the museum is growing and busier than ever. Its most recent effort, the restoration of the Stoney Creek Schoolhouse, has been honored by the city’s Historic District Commission with the 2012 Earl Borden Award for historic preservation. The next big project, the restoration and … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be Hosting a Lecture Series in November

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting a lecture series, A Salute to Veterans, on the first three Thursdays of November.  The lectures will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Van Hoosen Dairy Barn.  Museum members and students are free, non members $5, Seniors/Veterans $3.  Please call to register at 248.656.4663 rhmuseum@rochesterhills.org Nov. 4- Afghanistan Veteran Steve Mrozek Join Steve Mrozek as he speaks about his 12 month service in Afghanistan. He will be … [Read more...]

Ninth Annual Stonewall Pumpkin Festival Recap

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm hosted their ninth annual Stonewall Pumpkin Festival last week and over 6,000 guests enjoyed hayrides, pumpkin carving, pumpkin bowling, art projects by the Paint Creek Center for the Arts, the Museum’s Children’s garden, book readings, and the lighting of nearly 1,000 pumpkins at night.  Major sponsor Genisys Credit Union also provided staff along with the Rochester Junior Woman’s Club, Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, and numerous … [Read more...]

Troubled Bridge Over Quiet Waters? WITH VIDEO

The Tienken Road Bridge near the Historical District in Rochester Hills has been under construction for over four months now.  The various rumors heard around town range from the contractor ordering the wrong trusses to the City not measuring the river's width properly.  One rumor even stated that the Historical District was going to be completely ruined and that no one would work with them or take the necessary actions to preserve their heritage.  A few phone calls to the people in charge was … [Read more...]