Rockford Area Historical Society, Rockford, Michigan
Rockford Area Museum
Founded in 1967 to preserve the area's rich heritage
Serving the entire Rockford area since 1976
The RAM is proud to have the longest hours of any small museum in West Michigan.
We are staffed every day except Mondays with 22 hours of access the year around. Due to demand, staff limitations, and our desire to always provide the best experience possible, research assistance is done strictly by appointment with our experienced researchers.
Happy visitors from all over Michigan and beyond continue
to visit and celebrate Rockford as
Make It "N" Take It Scarecrows can now claim to be the
LARGEST SCARECROW BUILDING EVENT IN THE U.S.A.
Proceeds benefit Rockford Area Museum and North Kent Connect
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE RAM FOR A VARIETY OF PROJECTS.
No experienced required. Just bring a smile!
Meet some great people.....Serve your community, and...
HAVE FUN...........Honestly, IT IS FUN
The Rockford Area Historical Society in Rockford, Michigan (RAHS) was founded by eight visionaries in 1967. Their goal was to gather, protect, and preserve artifacts, documents, newspapers, and photos that tell the story of the Rockford area's rich heritage. They had a dream of establishing a Rockford Area Museum (RAM) that would house those treasured items, making them available to area residents and visitors to enjoy. Volunteers still work diligently to carry out that original mission. This museum serves the City of Rockford and the neighboring townships of Algoma, Cannon, Courtland, and Plainfield.
THERE IS NEVER A CHARGE FOR MUSEUM ADMISSION.
WE DEPEND ON MEMBERSHIP DUES, FUND RAISING PROJECTS,
AND FREE WILL DONATIONS WHICH ARE SINCERELY APPRECIATED.
The first Rockford Area Museum was opened in 1976. In 2013 a new RAM replaced the original facility. It offers expanded services and programs and a museum experience that sets a high standard of excellence for small city museums. Learn more by checking all pages of our website or by visiting us.
We are family friendly with exhibits of interest to visitors of all ages from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
This bell tower was atop the Red Ribbon Hall
where suffragist Susan B. Anthony spoke as
part of her 1879 Michigan tour touting voting
rights for women. The building was destroyed
by fire in September 2007. Ironically, at that
time it housed a meat market called
They saw the future......We honor the past
Main Street looking South from Courtland St. "Now and Then"
Courtland Street looking East toward Main Street.
The current U.S. Post Office is on the site where the Betts House is seen.
See the statue of John Sjogren, Rockford's National hero in front of the RAM.
See his Medal Of Honor in a special exhibit inside the RAM