Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Presents September 3-17, 2022 Events!

Event: Museum at the Farmers Market! Downtown Walking Tour

Date: Sat Sep 3

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.

History & Herons Bike Ride

Dates: Tue Sep 6

Time: 6pm to 7:30pm

Location: Meet at Eagle’s Landing Park, 1015 S Livernois Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Cost: $20/Public; $15/Museum Members

Register: Rochester Hills Museum

A 6 mile out and back bike ride with plenty of stops to marvel at the fascinating history and natural features and wildlife in the Clinton River valley. The Clinton River Trail travels through significant history in our community - from the transportation of raw goods on the railroad, to the remains of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal. It passes by the picnic grounds for Parke Davis employees as well as through the farm of the largest employer in Rochester Hills during the berry picking season. City naturalists will assist museum staff and share information about protected green space nearby as well as local flora and fauna. Please wear a helmet and bring a water bottle. Meet at Eagle’s Landing Park, 1015 S Livernois Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307.

Event: Smithsonian Museum Day

Date: Sat Sep 17

Time: 12pm to 3pm with Guided Tours of the Farmhouse at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Cost: Free, but registration required

Register: Smithsonian Magazine

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. You can register and download a ticket at the link above. Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day?

Event: Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Match

Dates: Sat Sep 17

Time: 1:00pm vs Royal Oak Wahoos

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

Cost: Free – No registration required.

Always verify date and time as match day approaches, as date is subject to change.

The Rochester Grangers existed as a base ball club as early as 1871. Vintage base ball is played representing a time period when gentlemen played for leisure and not for competition. You will not see any spitting, sliding, or wagering at these matches! Home matches are played at the Museum and guests should bring their own chairs or blankets, cool drinks, and sun protection.

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


Aug 16, 2022, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and Rochester.Life staff

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