Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President Let’s begin this week by discussing a couple of questions that have come up recently! In a conversation with one of our museum volunteers last week, she told me that a lady from Rockford had asked her “Where is the new museum?” I have been asked the same question and my […]

PC approves final plan for Monroe Street condos.


By BETH ALTENA Sale of contaminated half-acre of city property included Passionate, even tearful comments against approving a 51-unit condominium development were heard by Rockford Planning Commissioners on Thursday, March 26 before the board voted five to one to recommend Rockford City Council give the final go-ahead to the project. Developer Marcell Burger and two […]

Historic home to be demolished, park created on grounds


‘The house is tired’ by BETH ALTENA Best bet, the Joyce house at 7991 Cannonsburg Road was built about the 1850s. The white two-story was home to Kathleen Joyce until she was age 92 and was built by her grandfather, Edward Joyce. The home, on the banks of Bear Creek and next to the Cannonsburg […]

Odyssey of the Mind State Finals! March 21, 2015


A beautiful sunny day in rural Middleville Michigan became a haven of creativity, teams, coaches, duct tapes, color, cars, trailers and fun! Over 2500 people converged on Thornapple Kellogg Middle and High Schools to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind State Finals! They came with their problem solutions, inventions, technical devices, props, sets, costumes, […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

Terry Konkle – President   The Rockford Area Museum (RAM) is working on a new timeline display. It will consist of important events from our local history listed by the date that they occurred. The display will give visitors a place to look for answers as to when certain things took place and how those […]