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The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm offers a wide variety of entertaining and educational presentations customized to youth and adult groups. Lectures are offered both at the Museum and at off-site locations. Rates are $75 per lecture.
The people, places, and events that shaped our community's history are introduced through historic photographs, maps, documents, and fascinating stories.
Mills of Avon Township
This presentation discusses the history of the mills and waterways in the Greater Rochester Area, focusing on their function and importance to early settler families and economic growth in the community.
Leaders, Legends, and Liars
The Rochester community has had amazing leaders in science, agriculture, women's rights, surveying, medicine, and even leading a cult. Come and meet the leaders from our past.
Rochester in the World Scene
Discover how important world, national, and state events helped shape our community and how local events have affected the world.
Mothers, Daughters, and Leaders of Oakland County
Learn the inspiring stories of 17 outstanding women from throughout Oakland County. This program was developed in coordination with the traveling exhibit of the same name.
Veterans of the Rochester Area
Hear the incredible stories of the local men and women who bravely fought for the freedom of our country.
Stoney Creek Village
Established in 1823, Stoney Creek Village was home to mills, a post office, inventors, politicians, soldiers, and outstanding architecture. Learn the fascinating history of this Village and its influential role in our community.
Five Generations of the Taylor - Van Hoosen Families
These families helped establish the Rochester and Rochester Hills communities. They include politicians, pioneers, mill operators, philanthropists, scientists, school board members, masons, soldiers, and more! Let us introduce you to them!
The Civil War in Rochester 1861-1865
Like every community, Rochester was greatly affected when the Civil War broke out. Although we were a small, rural community, our soldier's and their families were part of fascinating events in this national conflict.
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