Brown Bag Program: Rochester in the 1960s
Thursday, November 5, 12 p.m.
Zoom Livestream. Free. Registration Required.

The 1960s in Rochester triggered our community’s growth for decades to come and impacted our population, schools, hospitals, roads, and businesses. What was life like as we transitioned from a rural, agricultural community to a suburban community? This program is presented in partnership with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. Museum manager Patrick McKay will present this program on Zoom. Visit rochesterhills.org/musprograms to register for this free program.

Brown Bag Program: Fidelia Woolley Gillette: A Thinker of Uncommon Breadth
Tuesday December 1, 12 p.m.
Zoom Livestream. Free. Registration Required.

Author, lecturer, activist and one of America’s first ordained women, Fidelia Woolley Gillette (1827 – 1905) used her rhetorical and literary gifts to improve and inspire the lives of nineteenth century women. As a worker in the early attempts to win the right to vote for women, Gillette rubbed elbows with the movement’s founders. Her writings reached a nationwide audience. While Gillette’s own family life disappointed her, she labored to bring peace and joy to the parishioners she ministered to. This program is online and presented by researcher and writer Maureen Thalmann who is a member of the Rochester-Avon Historical Society and the author of Petticoat Surgeon: The Extraordinary Life of Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen released in 2015.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcOiuqTopHNNFylYWDbFM6Mf2zC8eO3Ug

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Smart Towns: An Echo Amid the Oaks: The Story of Calvin Greene
Thursday, February 4, 7 p.m. Zoom Livestream via Rochester Hills Public Library. Registration Required.

Dean Masters will tell the story of Calvin Greene (1817-1898) of Rochester, MI, who met and corresponded with some of the literary greats of his time, including Henry David Thoreau. This talk will explore Greene’s life, his family, friendships, letters, and legacy.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOqsrzopE906sGBPxApUeYt5y5A8U0bc

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Visit smarttowns.rhpl.org to see a complete list of Smart Towns programs. Smart Towns is a collaborative program series with Oakland University, Rochester University, Rochester-Avon Historical Society, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, Meadow Brook Hall, and Ascension.

 

Please note: RAHS does not host programs in December or January.