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NEW to our store,
the Rochester-Avon Historical Society is proud to introduce a select collection of 34 historic Rochester-area photos now available for purchase. You can view this collection by clicking on the historic photo >>>.
I Got My Thrill on Newberry Hill by Penny (Frank) Reddish
I Got My Thrill on Newberry Hill, Rochester Area’s World Renowned Ski Jump written by Penny (Frank) Reddish. The book contains over 60 pictures plus stories telling the history of the tallest Ski Jump in the Lower Peninsula.
Limited Edition Home Bakery Coffee Mug
Limited edition coffee mug of the historic Home Bakery. This is the second mug in our series depicting historical buildings in Rochester. Available at Lytle Pharmacy or at Historical Society meetings. Email RAHS for local delivery options.
Remembering Rochester: 3-Book Bundle
This Remembering Rochester bundle includes each book of the series by Deborah Larsen at a bundle price.
- Remembering Rochester: Bygone Business
- Remembering Rochester: Main Street Stories
- Remembering Rochester: Vanished Rochester
Remembering Rochester: Bygone Business by Deborah Larsen
Published in 2014, this third collection of stories from Deborah Larsen's blog, Remembering Rochester, focuses on our town's bygone businesses from the mid-20th century.
Rochester Bicentennial Mug
This mug is covered with "Rochester" in a vast array of colors and fonts. It also is imprinted with: Rochester, Michigan 1817 - 2017. Limited edition. Available at Lytle Pharmacy or at Historical Society meetings. Email RAHS for local delivery options.
Rochester Elevator Print
This full color, 10"x20" print was done by the late Gerry Post. Only a few are available. If you love the elevator, you will want this beautiful print.
A Lively Town - 152 Years in Rochester
Published in 1969. A 176 page hard cover book published for the Rochester Centennial. The written history of the Greater Rochester Area from its settlement in 1817 to 1969. Contains many pictures of the Greater Rochester Area.
Historical Tour Guide - A Walking Tour of Rochester, Michigan
Walking Tour highlights 37 locations in Downtown Rochester. It also lists monuments, historical markers and plaques.
Home Town Rochester - A History of Avon Township, Rochester and Rochester Hills, Michigan
Published in 2008. Rochester's newest history book. Hard cover with dust cover, 104 pages with numerous pictures, telling the story of the first settlement in Oakland County and continuing with the development of the area from farming to today's community
Remembering Rochester - Main Street Stories
Published in 2011. A soft cover book with stories of the the buildings on Rochester's Main Street, collected from the blog Remembering Rochester.
Remembering Rochester: Vanished Rochester by Deborah Larsen
Published in 2012, this second collection of stories from Deborah Larsen's blog, Remembering Rochester, focuses on the places that have vanished from Rochester's landscape.
Rochester Preserving History - A Pictorial Journey
Published in 2000. A soft cover book with over 200 pictures of Rochester never before printed in any other publication.
The Early Rochester Area - Our Legacy, Your Heritage
Produced in 1998. A documentary of the Greater Rochester Area from its settlement in 1817 to around 1950. Format: DVD. Running time: 75 minutes.
DUR Trestle Mousepad
Our new Mousepad features a post card image from the Ray Russell collection. It features the South Hill trolley (trestle) bridge and DUR trolley. Your desk won't be complete without one!
Lytle Pharmacy/Opera House Mousepad
Our new Mousepad features a post card image from the Ray Russell collection. It features the Lytle Pharmacy/Opera House. Your desk won't be complete without one!