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All Aboard! 2017 Model Train Exhibit
Dates: December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Members are Free, Non-Members: $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens.
The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm's Calf Barn, has been transformed this holiday season by the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club. The 55 ft. by 25 ft. exhibit fills the entire Calf Barn with HO gauge trains that travel high and low, past countryside and cities, over bridges and through tunnels, with each miniature module telling a different story with great care and attention to detail. A camera mounted on the engine also shows the "engine's eye view" of the trip - 300 feet of track!
Members of the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club will operate these fabulous trains, sharing their love for one of the greatest hobbies in the world.
Because appreciation of the present is enhanced by understanding the past, the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm interprets, preserves and collects the history of the greater Rochester area for present and future generations.
The museum is the primary site for learning about and preserving the history of the greater Rochester area in Oakland County, Michigan, as a representative of similar communities throughout Michigan.
Located in Stoney Creek Village, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this 16-acre museum complex was home to the Taylor and Van Hoosen families dating back to 1823. It features structures original to the property from 1840 to the early 20th century.
Presented in a restored 1927 dairy barn are well-designed and informative exhibits highlighting the settlement, agriculture, industry and cultural evolution of this community. The museum serves as the repository for artifacts and archives related to the greater Rochester area and offers access for research.
Video Orientation & Tour
Spend a few minutes taking a
video orientation and tour
of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm.
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Ken Elwert, CPRE
Director of Parks Natural Resources
Patrick J. McKay
1005 Van Hoosen Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Non-Member Adults $5.00
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