ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

This ball is a true collector’s item.  It is included among many other autographed items and more in our online auction that can be seen right now at www.1800lastbid.com.

By TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Lots of questions have been asked by people interested in our upcoming fundraising auction. Most of this column will give answers to a lot of the inquiries, but if readers need clarification or more information, please call 1-616-866-0530. Let’s start by explaining that the auction will be […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

This item is being auctioned online. To view the online auction, visit www.1800lastbid.com.

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society On September 6, the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) had their first regular meeting of the new season with a program featuring the new museum project update. Many questions were answered and those present were informed about the areas of fundraising, renovation and museum funding in the […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society The Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) is about to start our new year of meetings and programs. During the months of July and August, we do not have regular meetings, but we do begin our monthly board meetings on the last Wednesday of August. Our officers for […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

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by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society I hope readers had a chance to watch Dathan Ritzenhein compete in his third Olympic games on Saturday, August 4, 2012. Dathan, who set many distance records when competing for Rockford High School (RHS), placed 13th in the 10,000-meter run. I know that many saw him run […]

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Two people contacted me with the correct answer to the last “Rockford Nugget of History” question. Helen Hessler and Carole Christensen knew that Lyle Bennett came up with the idea of having a “Golden R” reunion each year. The first meeting of the group was in 1987 […]