Paving the way for females in science and medicine

Happy National Women’s History Month! To celebrate the untold women who have made strides in science and medicine—those who will forever be role models for generations of girls to come, let’s delve into a little of Rochester and Rochester Hills’ own history. One of the area’s very own—Bertha Van Hoosen earns our spotlight this week. (Which is also fitting that we highlight this female medicine mogul because the 2013 National Women’s History Month theme is “Women inspiring innovation … [Read more...]

Great Backyard Bird Count @ museum

Do you and your family enjoy watching birds in the backyard ? Are you looking for new ways to help our feathery friends? Join the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 16 from 1- 2:30 p.m. This program will introduce guests to the count and how to participate in this fun and scientific project. Guests are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring their own binoculars for the outdoor portion of the program. Children … [Read more...]

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 Children’s Garden isn’t just for Children!

Members of the Rochester Branch of the Woman's National Farm and Garden Association and the Rochester Hills Museum invite you to join them for two special " Evenings in the Garden". Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about this very special garden as well as to answer general gardening questions. This will be an informative and enjoyable event for the whole family! In addition, you can view the Museum’s new exhibit "Lost Rochester" - a look at the buildings and … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum to host Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays every Wednesday in July.  Enjoy a great escape from the summer with entertainment and water!  Each day includes entertainment in the gazebo from 12-1 and slip and slide, fire truck sprays, and creek wading from 1-2.  Special thanks to our sponsor Genisys Credit Union and for our support at each of these events from the Clinton River Watershed Council who help all of us enjoy, preserve, and protect Stoney Creek … [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 Nov. 4- Afghanistan Veteran Steve Mrozek Join Steve Mrozek as he speaks about his 12 month service in Afghanistan. He will be … [Read more...]