Terry Konkle

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Rockford Educational  Leaders – Superintendents Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill Construction on Rockford’s first high school began in 1869 and was completed in 1870. Students, however, did not begin to attend the building until the fall of 1871. At that time my research shows that O.O. Fletcher replaced [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

February 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Photo by Cliff Hill My writing this week will be devoted mostly to sharing some information about the history of the Rockford area. I call this a “Did YouKnow” column. Did you know: • Smith Laphams’ daughter, Amy Ann, was Rockford’s first school teacher. • Fremont Street was named after [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle One area of our museum expansion projects that has been getting a lot of action recently is the planning of the exhibits to be featured. Jerry Adams from Media Rare in Grand Rapids has been a consultant for our project and has designed the new displays. Members of the Rockford Area Historical Society [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society On Monday, Jan. 9, at the monthly meeting of the Rockford City Council, I presented information to Council members regarding the progress made by the Rockford Area Historical Society (RAHS) dealing with our museum relocation project. When the Council gave their consent in July 2011 to allow us the opportunity to [...]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TERRY KONKLE President, Rockford Area Historical Society Terry Konkle Someone told me a few months ago that the key ingredient to having a successful project was to get people to believe in your cause. When the project is to move our museum to a much better location, the first believers have to be those promoting the move because they have the job of convincing others [...]
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