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GrangersVintage Base Ball
The Grangers Base Ball Club plays their home matches at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Away matches are played throughout the Midwest. For more information about the Rochester Grangers visit their website.

Upcoming Games:
August 30th versus the Lah-De-Dahs
Sept 5 - 6 Ohio Cup in Columbus, OH
Clinton Kalamazoo CanalA Tour of the Clinton to Kalamazoo Canal
Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$40 Museum Members | $45 Non-Members
(includes transportation and lunch)

Ever wondered why Macomb County has a road named “Canal” running through its middle? Join us for a tour of Michigan’s first internal public works project—our answer to the Erie Canal. As you retrace its route from Mt. Clemens to Rochester, you will be able to walk along parts of the canal, where some portions still contain water, see remains of one of the locks, and learn the history of this man-made waterway that endured as a millrace long after its use for transportation ended. Program Flyer

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Pumpkin FestivalStone Wall Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 10th - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
$7.00 per person includes pumpkin (ages 2 and up)

Thousands of guests will visit the Museum, taking part in pumpkin carving,
pumpkin bowling, Pioneer Homestead and many other activities. The day is capped when hundreds of guests witness the lighting of over a thousand carved pumpkins on the historic stone walls surrounding the Museum from 7-9 p.m.

Scarecrows in the CityScarecrows in the City   
Your whimsical scarecrow will be on display at the Museum during the Pumpkin Festival and then it will be moved to downtown Rochester through October 31 giving you exposure to thousands of people! This entertaining exhibit allows you to design, build and display a scarecrow showcasing your business or organization.

Scarecrow Building Workshop: Monday, Oct 5th - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Museum will provide: the wooden frame, straw, signage, and all of the moving logistics. You provide: the clothing, accessories (including a head for your scarecrow), man-power, and imagination! This premium sponsorship opportunity is a sure-fire, fun marketing activity in front of thousands of area residents!

The cost is only $50 for businesses and $40 for schools, scouts and other non- profit organizations.

Open Form  Event Flyer and Sponsorship Application Form (Due by October 2nd)

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You do not need a PayPal account to use this option. PayPal accepts these major credit cards:Credit Cards
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Environmental Education Programs    
Hike the Hills: An Early Fall Hike
Saturday, Sept 12th - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free for Museum Members
Non-Members: $5 Adults | $3 Students/Seniors        
EEP Non-Member Admission  
Upcoming Programs:            
   11/28 Happy Hibernation
   12/28 Starry, Starry Night
Choose a Program

The Museum hosts many environmental education programs throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Santa's Visit - December 5th
Old Fashioned Christmas - December 19th

Michael A. Hartner
Director of Parks and Forestry

Patrick J. McKay
Museum Supervisor

Ph: 248.656.4663
Fx: 248.608.8198

1005 Van Hoosen Rd. 
Rochester Hills, MI

Open to the Public
Friday and Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
or by appointment

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