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Grangers Vintage Base Ball
Saturday, July 28th   1:00 vs. Bavarian BBC of Frankenmuth
Sunday, August 19th 1:00 vs. Northville Eclipse

Location for home games is the Rochester Hills Van Hoosen Museum.

Granger base ball players posing in front of an old car

The Rochester Grangers Vintage Base Ball Club is a recreated club that existed in our community in the 1870's - playing base ball as gentlemen, according to the rules of 1870. Matches are free and all guests are invited to remain after the game to take a swing, run the bases and enjoy a hot dog. Bring your own blanket or chair. All home games begin at 1:00 pm. For a full schedule, including away matches, please visit the Grangers website.

Terrific Tuesdays in the Garden - Parent/Child Programs
Terrific Tuesdays in the Garden provide children with the opportunity to use all five senses while learning the basics of gardening. There is a new theme each week and children enjoy stories, crafts, activities, and snacks. Children, ages 3 to 5 years, and their caregivers learn how plants grow, how butterflies and ladybugs help, that we can eat food from plants for every letter of the alphabet and that there are plants for every color of the rainbow. Children ages 6 to 10 years learn even more about horticulture, botany, and entomology through literature, activities, crafts and snacks.

Van Hoosen Farm Children's Garden sign

Date Ages 3-5 10am to 11am Ages 6-10 1pm to 2:30pm
July 17th Caterpillars and Butterflies Perfect Plants and Fab Flowers
July 24th Sold Out Brilliant Bees
July 31st Down on the Farm Chicks and Salsa
August 7th Alphabet Soup Alice in Wonderland
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Little House by the Creek Day Camp: Ages 7 -11
Dates: Thursdays August 2nd, August 16th
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$30 per session for Museum Members
$35 per session for Non-Museum Members

This day camp is repeated 3 times during the summer. Each session ends with campers exploring the "shimmering" creek of Bertha Van Hoosen's childhood after a day of doing some of her favorite chores, attending the schoolhouse that she loved, harvesting fruits and vegetables, and visiting the final resting place of the Taylor-Van Hoosen family.

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Little House in the Village Writer's Camp: Ages 9 -12
Dates: Monday, August 20th - Thursday, August 23rd
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$120 for Museum Members
$140 for Non-Museum Members

Enjoy four days of fun throughout our 16 acres and various historic buildings and Stony Creek. The sites, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings are perfect for any budding young writer. The focus is on process, not product, but does align with the Rochester Community Schools' curriculum.

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Music in the Garden
Date: Wednesday, August 8th
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Rochester Hills Museum
Free for Museum Members
$5 for Non-Museum Members

The Children's Garden is the perfect place to spend the evening! The flowers are in all their glory! Enjoy the songs of nature and sounds of summer with the music of Guy Louis.
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Wet and Wild Wednesdays
Date: Every Wednesday between July 11th and August 1st
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
No advance registration required
Museum Members are Free
Non-Museum Members: $3/person ages 2 and up

Kids swimming in creek

 Date Performers 
July 11th Nick "Juggle Boy" Thomas
July 18th Guy Louis
July 25th Tom Plunkard
August 1st School of Rock - Rochester

Special thanks to our partners at the Clinton River Watershed Council for helping all of us appreciate and protect our water resources and our financial sponsors:

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Smart Towns
Smart Towns is a lifelong learning program for everyone in the community led by educational, non-profit organizations including the Rochester Hills Museum. Smart Towns' "partners" work together to provide a unique series of programs exploring one period in history for one year. The theme for 2018 is "Agents of Change." What events, inventions and people have been agents of change in history? The presentations are thought-provoking and very interesting!

William Austin Burt - Agent of Change presented by Pat McKay
Date: Tuesday, September 11th
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Museum Members Free; Non-Museum Members $5/person
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Michele Dunham
Michele Dunham
Education &
Program Coordinator

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