Wolverine donates to Historical Society

Pat Frye, Rockford Historical Society and Marshall Davis from Wolverine at the Rockford Area Historical Museum.

Pat Frye, Rockford Historical Society and Marshall Davis from Wolverine at the Rockford Area Historical Museum.

Wolverine Brand, the makers of authentic work boots, shoes and apparel, is making a donation to the Rockford Area Historical Society in addition to the gift from the Wolverine Worldwide Foundation of $25,000. Founded in 1883, Wolverine has a long history in the city.

“Museums are a constant reminder of history,” said Carrie Hill, Wolverine Senior Designer and Rockford resident. “We are lucky to have the Rockford Area Historical Museum to help us uncover clues into Wolverine’s past and use its artifacts and treasures for inspiration when we’re designing shoes.”

Located downtown, the museum features a variety of artifacts, ranging from the prehistoric to the historic, representing more than 150 years of Rockford history. The museum houses a library of photos from Wolverine’s tannery and the people who worked there, many of which Hill used for inspiration.

“The Rockford area’s history can’t be told without also telling the story of Wolverine Worldwide,” said Al Pratt, Managing Director of the Rockford Area Museum. “Both Wolverine Worldwide and the City of Rockford have benefitted from a great relationship over the years that we hope and expect will continue long into the future.”

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