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The Rochester Hills Museum
at Van Hoosen Farm is Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Guests check in at the Welcome Center behind the Red House off of Van Hoosen Rd. where new interactive exhibits are displayed, as well as numerous local history videos for viewing.
A guided tour of the 1840 Van Hoosen Farmhouse at 12:30 p.m. and the 1850 Red House to follow.

Permanent Exhibit
Pioneer Family – On Van Hoosen Farm
The Museum’s permanent exhibit interprets the fascinating lives of the Taylor and Van Hoosen families and the history of our community.

The exhibit features the following:
  • Video theater featuring an introductory video, PBS award-winning documentary film (Pioneer Family – On Van Hoosen Farm), and numerous local history video choices
  • Anishinabe (Native Americans) in our regional area as the first European settlers arrived
  • How the communities of Rochester and Stoney Creek grew, and the significance of the rivers and creeks in our growth
  • The Van Hoosen Family travels to China and Japan in the 1920s
  • Products made in the Greater Rochester Hills community
  • What’s new in the Archives exhibit case
  • Water powered mills
  • Newberry Hill ski jump
  • The Van Hoosen Dairy Barn
  • Community Hall of Fame
  • Women’s suffrage
  • Regional history trivia
  • Local flora

and more…

Van Hoosen Farmhouse
Tours of the beautiful Van Hoosen Farmhouse take place at 12:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and by appointment for group tours. Built in 1840, several additions were added and the house is furnished with antiques from the family’s migration to Michigan and their world travels.

Red House
Tours of the Red House take place at 1:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment for group tours. Built in 1850, the Van Hoosen family owned this original Stoney Creek Village residence and rented it to workers on their farm.

Stoney Creek Schoolhouse
Local students use the 1848 Stoney Creek Schoolhouse throughout the school year. Public tours are available by appointment and during special events.

Museum Grounds
Surrounding the Museum buildings are 16 acres of beautiful gardens, meadows, and grounds bordered by Stoney Creek – including the award-winning Children’s Garden. You are welcome to stroll the Museum gardens during daylight hours, except during special events and weddings.

Stoney Creek Cemetery
Within a short ten-minute walk you can tour the Stoney Creek Cemetery and meet the soldiers, scholars, and pioneers from this early settlement. A tour map of the cemetery is available at the Dairy Barn reception desk during open hours.

Stoney Creek Village
Surrounding the Museum buildings is Stoney Creek Village – listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Be aware that traffic is very heavy in this area. Walking and driving tour maps and information are available at the Museum reception desk during open hours.

Please be respectful of these privately owned homes.
Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen (March 26, 1863 - June 7, 1952)
Virtual Exhibit
Bertha Van Hoosen graduated from the University of Michigan in 1888 with a degree in medicine. At a time when women doctors were rare, Bertha served her community as an obstetrician, gynecologist, and surgeon, and her illustrious career spanned more than 50 years. 

Enter this Virtual Exhibit to learn more about the "Petticoat Surgeon." 

Pat McKay
Patrick J. McKay
Museum Manager

Ph: 248.656.4663

1005 Van Hoosen Rd. 
Rochester Hills, MI 48306

Museum Drop-In Open Hours
Fridays and Saturdays
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

General Admission
Free for Members
Non-Member Adults $5.00
Students/Seniors $3.00

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