Rockford Area Historical Society

‘Very special couple’ inducted into Recognition Plaza

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Individuals made Rockford what it is today by BETH ALTENA Rockford City Manager Michael Young (left) and Rockford Area Historical Society President Terry Konkle (right) listen while R.A.C.E. honoree Zell Gill speaks. “Service is the rent we pay for out little spot on this Earth.” This attitude was exemplified in the life led by the late Lynn Gill, who along [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society announces fall auction fundraiser

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Area Historical Society has successfully taken the first step toward its goal of moving the current Rockford Museum to its new site in the courthouse building that was vacated by the 63rd District Court in November 2009. Funds donated and pledged by area businesses and residents now total over $200,000, enabling the Society and the City of Rockford to enter [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill The bears of Clayton Cahill will be the focus of the column for this week. Several readers called me with questions about what happened to them. With lots of help and a bit of research, some interesting parts of Rockford’s caged bear history were revealed. Jim Eadie got things [...]

Rockford Golden R club to induct newest members

June 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Recognize some of these familiar faces? This is the Rockford High School class of 1962. The Golden R reunion, suggested by Lyle Bennet, was first sponsored in 1987 by the Rockford Area Historical Society in conjunction with Michigan’s Sesquicentennial celebration. Due to the great response from alumni, the original committee, headed by Clarence Blakeslee and Maxine [...]

ROCKFORD AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS & UPDATE

May 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Recently I have spoken with several people about some of my “Nuggets of Rockford History” questions. Helen Hessler and Gene Berry knew that the “Golden R” meets on the last Saturday of June each year and honors the Rockford High School class that has currently reached the [...]
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