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Museum Programs
The Museum grounds are open to the public.
The Museum buildings are open by appointment only at this point in time. Contact Museum staff to schedule private events and weddings. Please check this page for onsite offerings this summer. Check back often for additional information.

To reach a staff member, please call 248.656.4663 or email us at


Members enjoy reduced rates for Museum programs. Click here for details.
Programs
Family Field Trips

Image of Farm HouseFarm House Tour
Tuesdays
October 27
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Members: $5/person, or $15 per family (up to 5 people)
Non-Members: $8/person or $25/family (up to 5 people)
Advance Tickets Only

Step inside the 1840 Van Hoosen family farm house to discover the history of five generations. Peek into their bedrooms, office, closets, and library and to explore their lasting legacies through artifacts and primary documents. Originally designed for 3rd grade field trips, we adapted this tour to be family friendly for kids of all ages looking for an interactive, socially distanced history experience. Meet at the Farmhouse/Welcome Center, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd.

Farm House Tour
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School House Tour Image of School House
Wednesdays
October 28
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Members: $5/person, or $15 per family (up to 5 people)
Non-Members: $8/person or $25/family (up to 5 people)
Advance Tickets Only

Enjoy a quick history of the one room school house, then practice your alphabet on a slate board, hop on some stilts, play quoits, master the ball and cup, or sift through old maps and artifacts. Originally designed for 3rd grade field trips, we adapted this tour to be family friendly for kids of all ages looking for a hands-on, socially distanced history experience. Meet at the Stoney Creek School House, 1051 Washington Rd.

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Image of Red HouseRed House Tour
Thursdays
October 22, 29
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Members: $5/person, or $15 per family (up to 5 people)
Non-Members: $8/person or $25/family (up to 5 people)
Advance Tickets Only

Card wool, saw wood, explore fiber arts and more in this interactive tour of life in the 19th century. Compare life back then, to life in 2020 while rolling up your sleeves and participating in historic jobs. Originally designed for 1st grade field trips, we adapted this tour to be family friendly for kids of all ages looking for a hands-on, socially distanced history experience. Meet at the Farmhouse/Welcome Center, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd.

Red House Tour
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Museum Grounds, Exhibits & Van Hoosen Farmhouse Tours
Registration required by 12:00 noon on Friday
Time: 12:30 p.m. meet at Welcome Center for Exhibits; 1-2:00 p.m. Tours   October 23, 30

Cost: Museum Members Free (Pre-registration is required via Online Form
Non-Members - $5 Adults | $3 Seniors & Students (see PayPal buttons below)
Please note: You do not need a PayPal account to pay admission.

Image of Museum GroundsAre you fascinated with history? Our Museum site dates back to 1823 and this tour will introduce you to the remarkable people who lived here for five generations - their accomplishments, successes, failures, and how their story is still inspiring and relevant today. Glimpse into the historic landscape through historical images, and explore family heirlooms as we peek behind the doors inside the Van Hoosen Farmhouse.

Meet at the Museum Welcome Center located in the parking lot next to the Van Hoosen Farmhouse. The Welcome Center houses the museum’s exhibits and will be open to all registered participants 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Members enjoy reduced rates for Museum programs. Click here for details.

Non-Member Online Payments
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Image of scannerDaguerreotype to Digital Personal Scanning Sessions
Time Slots Available:
   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
   1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dates:
  Tuesday, October 27

Cost: $15/Member or $20/Non-Member
Register by Fridays at noon
Advance Tickets Only

Let us help you to preserve your past with a one-on-one scanning session with the Museum's Archivist! During this 2-hour session, you will learn how to digitize your historical materials and receive guidance on suitable storage methods. Our Archivist will also work with you to scan 20 of your photos, documents, or scrapbook pages (11in x 17in or smaller).

Registration Fee   Sold Out - Oct 27 - 1pm to 3pm
 
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Image of Bloomer Park SlideBloomer Park History Hike
Saturday, October 24
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $8/Member or $10/Non-Member
Register by noon Friday, October 23
Advance Tickets Only

Canals, ski jumps, philanthropists, historic picnic shelters, railroad, oh my! Explore the hidden history of Bloomer Park on this 2 hour history hike. Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. The path includes a steep set of stairs. Contact museum staff for available ADA accommodations. Meet at the Stone Shelter in Bloomer Park, 345 John R Rd. Please show payment receipt at the booth, to gain complimentary entry into the park, for this program.

Register for Oct 24th

Cathy Fitzpatrick
Cathy Fitzpatrick
Museum Program Coordinator
Email
248.841.2690



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