Rochester Hills Museum to Host Mary Kramer for Leadership Talk

Rochester Hills Museum to host Mary Kramer for Leadership Lecture on May 12 The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Hills Museum Foundation will be hosting Mary L. Kramer from Crain’s Detroit Business for the 2016 Broomfield Center for Leadership presentation on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.  The program will be held in the Museum’s 1927 adaptively reused Calf Barn and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but registration is requested at … [Read more...]

Wine, Wit, and Wisdom

Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s Third Annual Wine, Wit & Wisdom Tickets are now on sale for one of the Rochester area’s must-attend events, the Friends of the Rochester Hills Public Library’s third annual Wine, Wit & Wisdom fundraiser. This year’s soiree is set for Saturday, March 12. Taking place from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 500 Olde Towne Road in downtown Rochester, the evening provides a lively mix of sustenance and knowledge for $50 per person … [Read more...]

Happy Hibernation Comes to Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Join Patrick Endres, the museum’s environmental educator, for a fun afternoon learning about why animals hibernate on Saturday, November 28 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. “What better way to learn about hibernation than through storytelling, crafts, and fun outdoor games?” says Endres. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, the fee is $5 for adults, $3 students, and $3 for seniors. Ages 6 and up are welcome. To register for Happy Hibernation call (248) 656-4663 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Holiday Exhibit is Rolling into Town   

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting their holiday exhibit, Get on Board!: A Model Train Exhibit in November and December. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27 in the newly completed Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. The trains will be running on from 1 – 4 p.m. on: Friday, November 27 Saturday, November 28 Friday, December 4 Saturday, December 5 Friday, December 11 Saturday, December 12 Friday, December 18 … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum Presents a Veterans Day Book Unveiling & Talk 

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will host a Veterans Day Book Unveiling and Talk on Wednesday, November 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. From 7 to 8 p.m. join Laura Cassar as she unveils her new children’s book – Ranger: A PTSD Service Dog that features a story about dogs trained to assist veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Copies of the book will be available for sale. Guests will also be able to meet a real PTSD service dog and the organization that trains these … [Read more...]

Tour the Clinton Kalamazoo Canal

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting a Clinton Kalamazoo Tour on Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first mass transit system in Rochester was a canal that ended in our community in 1838 – it was part of the first public works project in the State of Michigan. Is it still here today? During the tour, guests will be able to walk along parts of the canal, see remains of one of the locks, and learn the history of this man-made waterway. Guests are … [Read more...]

Herbs from Garden to Table

The Rochester Garden Club is presenting a new program this fall of interest to all cooks and gardeners! Herbs from Garden to Table features a presentation by the Herb Sisters from Nana’s Garden, MaryJo Meida and Judiann Otto. These enthusiastic ladies will discuss new ideas for cooking with herbs, how to grow herbs and the best places to find fresh herbs, especially at farmers markets. Samples of herb based cooking, including calendula cookies, will be available. This educational and tasty … [Read more...]

‘Hike the Hills’ with Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Hike the Hills on Saturday, September 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join Patrick Endres for a guided hike along the Clinton River Trail. Patrick will be discussing the plants, wildlife, and history along the trail. Guests are encouraged to wear hiking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring binoculars. Ages 6 and up are welcome. The hike will begin at Veterans Memorial Pointe, which is located on Livernois Road just south of Avon Road. … [Read more...]

Cast Off for a Great Afternoon of Fishing 101

Come learn how to tie fishing knots, properly cast, and how to safely remove a fish from a fishing line during Fishing 101 at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Limited fishing poles are available, so guests are encouraged to bring their own fishing poles. To register for this program call (248) 656-4663, email [email protected], or use the PayPal option at Children ages 7 and up are welcome. … [Read more...]

Night Time Neighbors @ the Rochester Hills Museum

Join environmental educator Patrick Endres on Friday, July 24 at the Rochester Hills Museum for Night Time Neighbors. Guests will learn about nocturnal animals through fun games and a nighttime hike around the museum’s grounds. Admission is FREE for Rochester Hills Museum members. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and $3 for seniors. To register for Night Time Neighbors call (248) 656-4663 or email [email protected] The Rochester Hills Museum is … [Read more...]