Rockford Area Historical Museum

Video of Sinatra interview, audio available online

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Mark Randisi, the star of the upcoming “Sound of Sinatra” fundraiser for the new Rockford Area Museum (RAM), was in town on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to spend the day promoting the show, which will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 18 at Rockford High School (RHS). Randisi’s visit started with dinner on Monday evening with several members of the Rockford Historical Society, [...]

Indian chief cemetery mystery solved

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

OBAMA? NO, OGEMA—Ogema is the “mystery body’s” name. Indian Chief, his game, and his marker lie barely visible on the first tier of Rockford’s Pioneer Cemetery. The”mystery body” answer came from the Rockford Area Historical Museum, Pederson Funeral Home’s Dave Pederson and from Rockford’s’ Christine Marcus Stone. Questions of “Who and why?” are [...]