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Because appreciation of the present is enhanced by understanding the past, the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm interprets, preserves and collects the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations.
The museum is the primary site for learning about and preserving the history of the greater Rochester area in Oakland County, Michigan, as a representative of similar communities throughout Michigan.
Located in Stoney Creek Village, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this 16-acre museum complex was home to the Taylor and Van Hoosen families dating back to 1823. It features structures original to the property from 1840 to the early 20th century.
Presented in a restored 1927 dairy barn are well-designed and informative exhibits highlighting the settlement, agriculture, industry and cultural evolution of this community. The museum serves as the repository for artifacts and archives related to the greater Rochester area and offers access for research.
Video Orientation & Tour
Spend a few minutes taking a
video orientation and tour
of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.
Archeology Article - Latches and Knobs
Recovered latches come from doors and gates and were used to open and close these items. Suffolk latches, originating in Suffolk, England during the 1500s, were the first latches made in America.
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Michael A. Hartner
Director of Parks and Forestry
Patrick J. McKay
1005 Van Hoosen Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI
Open to the Public
Friday and Saturday
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
or by appointment
Visit the Museum
Sat, Aug. 1
Vintage Base Ball at the Museum
Tue, Aug. 4
Terrific Tuesdays in the Garden
Thu, Aug. 6
Little House by the Creek Day Camp
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Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club
Museum Membership Form
Oakland County Historical Resources
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