Historical Museum recreates the early days of town

The outside of the curved structure will feature a Native American display.  The inside willl be the forest circle storytelling area (with fake column tree).

Exhibits for the NEW Rockford Area Museum are now being constructed under the direction of Media Rare, the consulting firm that has been instrumental in the planning of the new museum. Displays will lead visitors through the story of how and why Rockford was developed, through the 1800s which included fires and a flood that […]

Navigating your way to a successful business

We start small businesses for various reasons. For some it is the economic pressure to replace lost earnings from a job termination and a dismal outlook for being rehired. For others, it is a business concept they are passionate about and a belief it will serve a niche marketplace.  And yet others want to have […]

Waterfest to be held April 27th, “Save the Frogs Day”

Cannon Township will be hosting their annual Waterfest event at Townsend Park on Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:00 a.m. until noon. A pancake breakfast will be served by the Cannonsburg Village Christmas Light Committee beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Historical Society will be selling baked goods. Cannonsburg Village Christmas Nature Discovery will take place from […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by TERRY KONKLE President When my wife and I moved to Rockford in the summer of 1960, we soon found out about the Buena Vista Dairy Bar. Ice cream cones and malteds were part of our routine and as many readers know, the Buena Vista Dairy Bar building at the end of Lewis Street was […]

Michigan State Police celebrates 96 years

The Michigan State Police (MSP) celebrated its 96th anniversary during Michigan State Police History Week, April 14 – 20, 2013. “What started as a small cavalry of men has evolved into a complex, professional law enforcement agency responsible for not only general police investigative services and traffic patrol, but also forensic science services, statewide criminal […]