Rockford Area Historical Society Museum

R.A.M. artifact #12

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Among the treasures at the Rockford Hisotrical Society museum are this wicker baby buggy with parisol and pads. They were donated by Barbara Rice Zenk in memory of Mildred Wheeler Rice. Mildred was born in Boyne Falls, MI on July 23, 1905.  She married Grant Rice and moved to Rockford in 1936 and died in 1981.  Mildred and Grant had one daughter, Barbara.  Mildred [...]

RAM artifact #5 Fire bucket

December 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Joan Bunn was given two water buckets for the Rockford Area Historical Society museum by Junior Buckley. The buckets were red with white letters and once hung on a nail in the wall, filled with sand or water, ready to put out fires at the Bean Factory and Rockford Plumbing and Heating Store. Note the unique curved base. [...]