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Michigan Heritage Lecture Series
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Each Friday in March at 7:00 pm

Ice HarvestingThe Business of Ice: From Ice Box to Ice Bags
Friday, March 6th at 7:00 pm
Free for Museum Members | Non-members $5 Adults| $3 Seniors/Students

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is very pleased and excited to announce that Melissa Davis of the Knowlton's Ice Museum of North America will be presenting a program on the chilly history of the natural ice industry.

Members can register by calling 248.656.4663 or via email. Non-members can register and pay their admission online below.

Non-Member Online Admission
 

Detroit TigersDetroit Tigers - "Colorful Characters, Memorable Players, Managers, and Events in Tiger History"

Friday, March 13th at 7:00 pm
Free for Museum Members | Non-Members $5 Adults|
$3 Seniors/Students

The Detroit Tigers are one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball. Join Scott "Chooch" Westgate and Doug "Moonlight" Otlewski from the Rochester Grangers as they introduce you to the unusual characters and unbelievable events that have occurred in Tigers history.

Members can register by calling 248.656.4663 or via email. Non-members can register and pay their admission online below.

Non-Member Online Admission
 

Citizen ScienceCitizen Science: Bring Science to the Masses
Friday, March 20th at 7:00 pm
Free for Museum Members | Non-Members $5 Adults|
$3 Seniors/Students

Scientific research is no longer just for scientists. Citizen scientists are exploring the universe and microinvertebrates in your local rivers and creeks. Join Patrick Endres and representatives from local organizations as they explore more about this amazing field, its impact on science and local projects that you can participate in.

Members can register by calling 248.656.4663 or via email. Non-members can register and pay their admission online below.

Non-Member Online Admission

Petticoat SurgeonPetticoat Surgeon: The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen
Friday, March 27th at 7:00 pm
Free for Museum Members | Non-Members $5 Adults|
$3 Seniors/Students

Join the museum and Maureen Thalmann as we celebrate the life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen. Historian and author Maureen Thalmann will share stories, quotes, and research she has done for her latest book about Dr. Van Hoosen. Copies of Ms. Thalmann’s book, Petticoat Surgeon: The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen will be available for purchase and signing. 

Members can register by calling 248.656.4663 or via email. Non-members can register and pay their admission online below.

Non-Member Online Admission


Maple Syrup Program and Pancake BreakfastMaple Syrup

Saturday, March 21st - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Advance Registration is Required
$4 Museum Members | $7 Non-Members
Free for children under 5 years of age
[Program Flyer]

Join us for pancakes topped with our own Rochester Hills maple syrup. The sap is running and we have been tapping our trees. See our sap to syrup demonstrations, learn the history of making syrup and enjoy a pancake breakfast, complete with sausage, juice, and hot coffee. Programs begin at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00.

Check in at the Dairy Barn 10 minutes before the program begins on March, 21st.

Advance registration is required.
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Coming in 2015

The Museum is closed to drop-in visitors through the end of February, however, here is a list of programs coming in 2015:

Clinton Kalamazoo Canal Tour - April 18th

Spring on the Farm - May 9th

MI One-Room School House Assoc. Conference - May 16th

Garden Walk Preview - June 17th

Garden Walk - June 18th

Terrific Tuesdays - June 23rd & 30th, July 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th, Aug 4th

Wet & Wild Wednesdays - July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

More details to follow, so be sure to check back.

Environmental Education Programs

Maple Syrup Program and Pancake Breakfast   
Saturday, March 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
See details above  
   
The Museum hosts many environmental education programs throughout the year.

Michael A. Hartner
Director of Parks and Forestry
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Patrick J. McKay
Museum Supervisor
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Ph: 248.656.4663
Fx: 248.608.8198

Location
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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