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May 2022

Avon in the Civil War

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI United States
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In 1860, Avon Township was a relatively sleepy farming community; dotted with mills, farmhouses, barns, and a main street lined with blacksmith shops, livery stables, hotels, and other establishments common to a mid-19th century Michigan village. In 1861, when shots were fired on Fort Sumter, Avon’s sons answered Abraham Lincoln’s call for troops and enlisted to defend a broken union. Hear the stories of these men, from the brothers who paid the last full measure of sacrifice at Williamsburg, to…

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Greater Rochester Heritage Days

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rochester Municipal Park
Free

May 28, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. & May 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Rochester Municipal Park. Come out and enjoy this free, family-friendly, event located in the beautiful Rochester Municipal Park in Rochester, Michigan. Visit the Heritage Rod & Custom Car Festival on Saturday and the Festival of Cars show on Sunday (with a pancake breakfast at The Community House starting at 8 a.m.) hosted by The Lions Club. Shop handmade artwork made by Michigan artists from all…

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Greater Rochester Heritage Days

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

May 28, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. & May 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.. Rochester Municipal Park. Come out and enjoy this free, family-friendly, event located in the beautiful Rochester Municipal Park in Rochester, Michigan. Visit the Heritage Rod & Custom Car Festival on Saturday and the Festival of Cars show on Sunday (with a pancake breakfast at The Community House starting at 8 a.m.) hosted by The Lions Club. Shop handmade artwork made by Michigan artists from all…

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June 2022

Annual Meeting & Member Picnic

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road
Rochester HIlls, MI 48306 United States
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Join us for the return of RAHS’s Annual Meeting and Member Picnic! Rain or shine we will have a lovely evening socializing with other members, telling stories, and more. The first part of the program will be a look back at the year’s activities, a look ahead to the 2022-23 season, and board elections and other business. Then we will enjoy refreshments and food! RAHS will provide fried chicken, tea, and soft drinks. We'll also provide plates, flatware, napkins, and…

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September 2022

Stories from Elmwood: Exploring the Past in a Detroit Cemetery

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rochester Hill Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Road
Rochester HIlls, MI 48306 United States
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The park-like grounds of Detroit’s Elmwood Cemetery provide a unique glimpse into the city’s fascinating past. Join us as we meet the politicians, generals, abolitionists, explorers, businessmen, and everyday figures who repose in this hallowed part of Detroit. Elmwood’s “residents” include numerous “conductors” of the Underground Railroad, a 19th century baseball hall-of-famer, the author of the 13th Amendment of the Constitution, a highly decorated Revolutionary War vet who was born a slave, the doctors who led Detroit through two waves…

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