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Haig, Ken
Ken Haig, owner of Haig Shoes, recalls the early days of his store at Meadowbrook Village Mall and shares memories of the transition his fellow tenants and surrounding community underwent during the construction of the Village of Rochester Hills, including 13 months he spent selling shoes from a double-wide trailer in the mall parking lot. Recorded by Timothy Briggs at a public collection event in the Village of Rochester Hills Festival Park Gazebo on March 9, 2010. Run time 6:38.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
Van Dusen, Jenny
Jenny Van Dusen shares the story of how she met her husband while both were attending the MBA program at Oakland University , and how they stayed to enjoy the community, the natural resources and family living in Rochester. Recorded by Shaun Moore at the Rochester Hills Public Library on March 22, 2010. Run time 1:53.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Winkler Barry, Van Dusen Joe
Sealy, Alice Gyldholm
Alice Gyldholm Sealy moved to Rochester in 1984 and worked at the Dinosaur Hill Nature Center, first as a volunteer and later as a naturalist. In an oral history recorded at the OPC Senior Center on May 27, 2010, Sealy shares her own history and memories about Dinosaur Hill, the Danish Village retirement community, and the OPC Senior Center as well as founding stories about Rochester she gathered as a part of a local history program. This interview was conducted by Oakland University students DJ Boyd and Alex Nardelli. Run time 20:42.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Miller Marye, Graham family
Hammel, Rod
Rod Hammel has lived in Rochester for over 40 years and raised two children in the Rochester Community Schools, where he and his wife were very involved in activities and he also worked as a substitute science teacher. In this recording, Hammel shares his interest in nature and environmentalism in the Rochester community and describes several community controversies he witnessed over the years. This interview was conducted by Oakland University students Rasheedah J. Halley Deboes and Danielle Sautter on May 27, 2010 at the OPC Senior Center. Run time 23:27.
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Posted on 12/15/2010

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