Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is proud to participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th Annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 22 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Museum Day is a national initiative to promote boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge by offering visitors free admission to participating museums across the United States. The Rochester Hills Museum will offer free admission to … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to Participate in Blue Star Museums

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is One of More Than 2,000 Museums across America to Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel and Their Families This Summer The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm announces its participation in the ninth annual Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Presents Farm to Table

Growing and Preparing Organic Food The Rochester Garden Club, in partnership with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, is bringing together two professionals with a passion for delicious, fresh wholesome food to present Farm to Table, a program that is designed to educate and inspire. Chef Chris Cason of the Chapman House and Lisa Jaroch, owner of Cold Frame Farm will combine their talents to present a program about growing environmentally sustainable food, and preparing that food … [Read more...]

Sunday July 23 on Walnut Street

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is Presenting Sunday on Walnut Street July 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Museum Members $5; Nonmembers $7.  Register on-line at Meet in the parking lot at Third and Walnut Streets, in downtown Rochester. Walnut Street was nicknamed “Church Row” because of the many churches located here. Join Debbie Remer to discover where the various churches were located, where they are now, and the stories behind each … [Read more...]

Wet and Wild Wednesdays are Back for the Month of July

Rochester Hills Museum Hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays in July  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is hosting Wet and Wild Wednesdays every Wednesday in July from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Family entertainment in the gazebo runs from 12:00 -1:00 p.m. and then water fun runs from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. including slip and slides, fire truck spray, creek wading and various activities hosted by the Clinton River Watershed Council. Entertainment this year includes Tom Plunkard on July 5, Gordon Russ … [Read more...]

A Big Day is Planned for the Annual Rochester Garden Walk on June 15

Rochester Garden Walk Strolling Along for 18 Years From town to country, the 18th annual Rochester Garden Walk co-sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club and The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm shows off many unique and private gardens in the greater Rochester area. This year’s event takes place Thursday, June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to strolling in the private gardens, guests can also tour the Children’s Garden on the Rochester Hills Museum grounds, as well as … [Read more...]

Founders Day Kicks Off the Bicentennial Year for City of Rochester with VIDEO

Founders Day, an annual event, was extra special this year. A larger-than-normal crowd gathered at the Rochester Hills Museum, not only to recognize six new "founders," but also to kick off the start to the City of Rochester's 200th year celebration. Founded on March 17, 1817 by James Graham, Rochester has grown, keeping up with the times, yet holding on to its past. "Small town feel" is alive and well in Rochester. This year's event was held in the 1927 Calf Barn of the Rochester Hills … [Read more...]

Happy Hibernation and The Great Backyard Bird Count in February

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is presenting Two Environmental Programs in February The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Happy Hibernation on Saturday, February 4; and the Great Backyard Bird Count on February 11. 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. Happy Hibernation on February 4 Join Patrick Endres, the Museum’s Environmental Educator, for a … [Read more...]

Rochester in the 1960s and Pop Up Books from the Rochester Avon Historical Society

The Rochester-Avon Historical Society Presents “Rochester in the 1960s” with Patrick McKay The Rochester-Avon Historical Society’s will hold an evening meeting on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Town Road. As Rochester celebrates its bicentennial in 2017, each decade sheds light on our community's history. The 1960s brought the Vietnam War to our city, as well as a massive growth in population. What happened that brought so many people here? … [Read more...]

Newspapers Alive and Well at the Rochester Hills Museum

Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Launches Online Collection & Newspaper Archive  The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm has made a portion of their historical collections available online for researchers, students, and local residents to utilize and enjoy. Over 7,000 catalog records have been uploaded to the online database using a museum cataloging software called PastPerfect. These collections include archival photographs, documents, and objects related to the greater … [Read more...]