Click to Home
Go To Search
Museum Programs

Clinton Kalamazoo Canal Hike

Date: Saturday, October 26
Time: 10 - 12 noon
Cost: Donation Appreciated to the Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal Society – Pay at the walk, cash and checks only

The Clinton and Kalamazoo Canal Society has clintonkalamazoo walk.jpgpartnered with the Rochester Hills Museum and several other communities to explore, preserve, and interpret the history of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal that attempted to cross Michigan in the 1830s. Only 16 miles were completed from Mt. Clemens to Rochester.

Join several guides as we hike a two-mile stretch of the Canal starting at Riverbends Park, 5700 22 Mile Road, on 22 Mile Road, just west of Shelby Road. Wear sturdy hiking boots and dress for the weather. We will explore the politics, engineering, funding, and failure of Michigan’s first public works project as we became a State in 1837.

Register Here

SMART Town Lectures

Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Cost: Museum Admission - $5/Adults; $3/Seniors & Students; Museum Members Free

Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program led by educational, non-profit organizations in Rochester, Rochester Hills and Oakland Township. The Smart Towns ‘partners’ work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one theme for the year. The 2019 theme is Enigma of Genius. For a full schedule visit

The Genius of George Washington

George Washington is rightly David Greerremembered as the “indispensable man” of the American founding, famous for both exercising and renouncing authority. As commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and precedent-setting first U.S. president, the “father of his country” was admired by both contemporaries and later generations, by foreigners as well as countrymen. And yet he also was and remains difficult to fully know and explain—the very definition of an enigma. What was it about Washington that made him such an effective leader, the most trusted figure in America and a standard by which other world leaders would come to be measured? What, indeed, was his “genius”? Join Rochester University Professor of History Dr. David Greer to revisit one of the greatest Americans who ever lived.

Museum Members Register Here

Cathy Fitzpatrick
Cathy Fitzpatrick
Museum Program Coordinator

Visit the Museum
Facebook Instagram logo

Get Connected
Mobile App Notify Me Facebook Twitter Instagram logo
Stay Connected