Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

by Terry Konkle President For over ten years the basement of our old museum has been the home of a 2,500 pound safe that came from the Hessler Building in downtown Rockford (southeast corner of Courtland and Main). We did not have any place to display it in our former building but now we do! […]

West Michigan Miracle League hits walk off homerun, begins construction

Miracle Field Named in Memory of 16-year-old WMML board member, Nate Hurwitz The West Michigan Miracle League announced today that it will begin construction on the specialized ball field this spring.  After a year and half of planning and fundraising, the West Michigan Miracle League, an organization that provides children with mental and physical disabilities […]

‘Class’ learns about Titanic Exhibit at Community College


New program has exciting 2013 schedule By BETH ALTENA No artifacts have been removed from the actual ship, which is considered at tomb. Many of the dead included the staff aboard the Titanic, who worked to save passenger lives during the sinking. The cork lifejackets on board, which many people wore as they left the […]

From Laphamville to Rockford and more mysteries

The Hirth-Krause leather company sold leather supplies at their Grand Rapids store in the late 1800s.

Part III on Rockford history in plain sight By BETH ALTENA Motorists heading north from Rockford on Edgerton Avenue and travelers on the White Pine Trail between Rockford and Cedar Springs will be familiar with the historic Trestle Bridge. The bridge was built as part of the railroad line of the Grand Rapids Indiana Railroad […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

Terry Konkle – President I have talked to many in the last two weeks about “Big Bud” Lindemann. They not only knew that he operated a “Record Shop” in Rockford, but they also had memories of the business and the man who owned it. The shop was located on Main Street in a very small […]