Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents August 2022 Events!

Van Hoosen Farm Day Camp

Dates: Tue Aug 2; Wed Aug 10; Tue Aug 16

Time: 10am to 3pm

Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd

Cost: $40 Museum Member; $50 Non-Member Ages 7-11

Register: Rochester Hills Museum

With three identical sessions, this camp explores life in Stony Creek Village. Following the lives of Sarah, Bertha, and other residents of the Van Hoosen Farm, campers will do old fashioned chores, tend the garden, and visit the one-room school house and family cemetery. The day is topped off with a dip in the shimmering, babbling, refreshing Stony Creek. Ages 7 -11.

Event: Honey Harvest

Date: Wed Aug 3

Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Cost: $10/Non-Member; $8/Museum Member

Register: Rochester Hills Museum

Stop on by to watch as we harvest summer honey! Guests will have a chance to try honey from the hive, spin the extractor, and ask our resident beekeepers, David Majestic and Kim Wasilewski, all about the lives of honeybees.

Event: Museum at the Farmers Market! Downtown Walking Tour

Date: Sat Aug 6

Time: 10am to 11am

Location: Meet at the Downtown Rochester Farmer’s Market, 202 E. 3rd St.

Cost: Free

Register: No need to register

Join Museum staff at the Rochester Farmer’s Market! Buy some fresh food and then hit the streets to learn some fascinating facts to share at dinner with family and friends. Where is the oldest building on Main Street? Where were the first hotels? Who dressed up as President Taft to market his business? When did the telephone come to town? Where were all the churches? On this tour we’ll explore our downtown exhibit signs and sift through historical photos and stories while walking about a half mile.

Event: Herbal Happenings at the Farm with the Rochester Garden Club

Dates: Wed Aug 17

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd.

Cost: $20 per Adult


Learn the value of herbs from local Naturopathic Doctor, Rebecca Culley Healy, as she shares her wisdom on “Spice Rack Herbalism.” The presentation will be followed by a demonstration of how to use wonderful herbs many already grow in their own garden.

About Rebecca Culley Healy:
Rebecca began to delve into medicinal uses of plants in 2011, started studying naturopathy in 2012 and completed her studies in 2017. Hawthorn & Violet was started as a naturopathic consultation business in 2017, but it soon became clear we wanted to offer the best of products to our client’s right at their location. Thus the apothecary was born and our shop opened in 2019. Rebecca continues to offer naturopathic consultations to clients and teaches classes at the shop and as a guest speaker at other venues.

About Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features the stories, people, and events that has made our community an exceptional place to call home for 200 years. We can host weddings, anniversaries, graduation parties, and more! The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off Tienken Road between Rochester and Dequindre Roads.


Phone: 248.656.4663


July 25, 2022, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and Rochester.Life staff

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