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Grangers Vintage Base Ball
Date: Sunday, August 19th
1:00 vs. Northville Eclipse
Location for home games is the Rochester Hills Van Hoosen Museum.
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
Little House by the Creek Day Camp:
Ages 7 -11
Dates: Thursday, 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.
Members - August 16th $30.00 USD
Non-members - August 16th $35.00 USD
Name & age of child(ren)
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.
Members $120.00 USD
Non-members $140.00 USD
Name & age of child(ren)
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
Members Register Here
Non-members $5.00 USD
2018 Scarecrows in the City
Date: Scarecrow Building Workshop -
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $50 for businesses; $40 for schools, scouts and other non-profit organizations!
Responses must be in by October 1st.
Scarecrows in the City allows you and your business or local organization to be part of this major community event!
Your whimsical scarecrow will be on display at the Museum during the Pumpkin Festival and then it will be moved downtown Rochester through October 31, giving you exposure to thousands of people! This entertaining exhibit allows you to design, build and display a scarecrow showcasing your business or organization.
The Rochester Hills Museum will provide: the wooden frame, straw, signage, and all of the moving logistics. You provide: the clothing (please do not use items that you will want back), accessories (including a head for your scarecrow), man-power, and imagination!
Scarecrows in the City
Business $50.00 USD
Schools, Scouts, Non-Profits $40.00 USD
Organization & Contact Name
Phone Number and Email Address
Tour of the Clinton - Kalamazoo Canal
Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: Museum Members: $12/includes boxed lunch
Non-Museum Members: $18/includes boxed lunch
(Sandwich choices: 1. Med Veg, 2. Turkey & Cheddar, 3. Ham & Swiss)
**Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 24th**
Have you ever wondered why Macomb County has a road named "Canal" running through its middle? Join us for a tour of Michigan's first internal public works project - our answer to the Erie Canal. As you retrace its route from Mt. Clemens to Rochester, you will be able to walk along parts of the canal, where some portions still contain water, see remains of one of the locks, and learn the history of this man-made waterway that endured as a millrace long after its use for transportation ended. Come and celebrate the bicentennial of Macomb County!
Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather!
Carpooling Starts and Ends:
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306
For those who prefer, meet at 10:00 am at the Township Hall in the Historic Village at Romeo Plank and Canal Road, just south of the Clinton-Macomb Library.
Member - Med Veg $12.00 USD
Member - Turkey & Swiss $12.00 USD
Member - Ham & Swiss $12.00 USD
Non-Member - Med Veg $18.00 USD
Non-Member - Turkey & Swiss $18.00 USD
Non-Member - Ham & Swiss $18.00 USD
Visit the Museum
Sun, Aug. 19
Vintage Baseball at the Museum
Mon, Aug. 20 - Thu, Aug. 23
Little House in the Village Writer's Camp
Tue, Sep. 11
William Austin Burt: "He Left His Mark" as an Agent of Change
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