Terry Konkle

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 [...]

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford Area Historical Society News and Updates Dear Editor, The opportunity to improve our local museum by relocating it to the vacant Rockford Courthouse building has appealed to the giving spirit of many individuals and businesses not only in our area but also from other places. Pledges and donations have been received on a daily basis from all over the place. Many [...]
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