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October 2022

The Witch of Delray

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road
Rochester HIlls, MI 48306 United States
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Detroit was full of stark contrasts in 1931. Political scandals, rum runners and mobs lurked in the shadows of the city's soaring architecture and industrious population. As the Great Depression began to take hold, tensions grew, spilling over into the investigation of a mysterious murder at the boardinghouse of Hungarian immigrant Rose Veres. Amid accusations of witchcraft, Rose and her son Bill were convicted of the brutal killing and suspected in a dozen more. Their cries of innocence went unheeded--until…

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November 2022

Gettysburg the Movie: Behind the Scenes

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI United States
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Brian Egen joins RAHS to present on his experiences in making the movie, Gettysburg, in which he had a speaking role alongside actor Jeff Daniels. The movie was made on the actual Gettysburg battlefield and in and around the town with thousands of re-enactors and the likes of actors Sam Elliott, Stephen Lang, Martin Sheen, and others. Egen is executive producer at the Henry Ford and a Michigan native. He is a co-founder of the Michigan Civil War Association, chairman…

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December 2022

Meadow Brook Hall Visitor Center and Orientation Gallery

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road
Rochester HIlls, MI 48306 United States
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Our speaker will share recent updates and developments related to the construction, renovation, and interpretive focus happening at Meadow Brook Hall in 2023.

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February 2023

Citizens of the American Colonies: The Patriots

February 2, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI United States
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Meet three Patriot Players from America's Colonial past - Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, and Sybil Ludington. Hear each tell their story of the roles they played in helping America to become America. Larissa Fleishman has been a living historian for about 20 years and has worked at Greenfield Village as a historic costumed presenter for over 25 years. Bob Stark has been presenting as Benjamin Franklin for nearly 15 years. Ken Giorlando has been a living historian for almost 20…

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May 2023

How Hamtramck Became a Major League City

May 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road
Rochester HIlls, MI 48306 United States
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Gary Gillette of the Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium will discuss the history of the Negro baseball leagues in Detroit and Hamtramck, as well as the story of Hamtramck Stadium. This program is free and open to the public. Please register for this program.

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