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 […]

Find out progress of museum at meeting

The public is invited to find out the latest plans and progress of the new Rockford Area Museum, which is slated to open in the former 63rd District courthouse in downtown Rockford. A meeting will be held at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will […]

Public invited to museum informational meeting

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As progress continues toward the creation of a new Rockford Area Museum (RAM), members of the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) are seeing that interest in the project is growing tremendously. Instead of encountering people who are surprised to learn that Rockford even has a museum, as has often happened in the past, RAHS members […]

‘Museum Weekend’ announced for September

This auction item is a one-of-a-kind replica of an 1800s children’s sled, handcrafted by Gordon Pickerd, Algoma Township trustee and local craftsman. The sled shows the result of over 100 man hours spent creating what will be a showpiece for anyone. Value: priceless.

As many of you know, Rockford’s Harvest Festival, which has traditionally run for three weekends—the last weekend in September and the first two weekends in October—has been cut back to two weekends, starting on October 6 for 2012. But that doesn’t mean that there will be no activity in town on the last weekend in […]

Local talent on tap for upcoming Sinatra concert

Members of the Rockford Community Childrens Choir practice with Sounds of Sinatra’s Mark Randisi. Randisi and his big band with play at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium supported by the local talent of the Children’s Choir, the High School Jazz Band and more. Proceeds from the concert support the new Rockford Area Museum. See more information about the concert inside this week’s Squire.