Rockford Historical Society

RAM artifact #7

December 29, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford School House Painting A typical one-room school house from Rockford’s early days was painted by Adah Stone McBride, a member of Rockford Area Historical Society. Noted in this framed photo: “First school house in Rockford area, 1840s.” There definitely is a “Grandma Moses” feel to this historic rendering of an important early facet of Rockford life that [...]

Historical Society begins RAM fund campaign

November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

“THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH OF LAPHAMVILLE 1865” —This is the first known image of Laphamville, Rockford’s original name. The camera had only been invented about forty years earlier and was just then entering mainstream use (and it was still a difficult, sensitive process). This shows that even in difficult times, new technology still spread rapidly… even to a [...]

Hunting family had long journey here—then and now

November 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

Historical Society hears tale of emigration  by BETH ALTENA Some current members of the Hunting family came from far away to hear a historic recount of the family travels. The earliest Huntings had a long travel from Suffolk County, England before finally settling in Courtland Township. Virginia Cox was the speaker at a recent Rockford Area Historical Society meeting at [...]

Harvest Festival Happenings

October 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

  Harvest Festival events that take place all three weekends include a pumpkin decorating contest at Sweet Tooth, 53 E. Bridge St., starting at 11 a.m. with judging at 1:30 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin or one will be provided, while they last. Kids of all ages are invited. Another kid favorite is the Make-it Take-it Scarecrow event at the Rockford Historical Society (at [...]

Rounds chosen for Recognition Plaza

June 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

Glenn Rounds was born July 8, 1891. He lived his entire life on the family farm at 9225 Courtland Drive in Rockford. His grandfather built the farm house, and Wolverine Worldwide corporate offices occupy this site today. Rounds attended Rounds School, the little red restored school house located in front of the North Rockford Middle School on Division. His sister Stella [...]
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