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

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The RAM will remain closed during this pandemic until we can be

reasonably certain that reopening can be done safely for our volunteers and guests.

As of now the Make It "N" Take It Scarecrows has been canceled for 2020. 

Grandma's Attic Sale & "Any Pumpkin for Any Donation" may also be canceled. 

                Updates will be posted here as this situation continues. 

Check the Revolving Exhibits Pages

historic Rockford postcards and photos of WWW

and a MUSEUM PHOTO page under the Museum Tab

Check back for updates. 

Last updated on Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Revolving Exhibit area in the museum now features the history of Rockford as told through postcards from the museum's archives and from the private collection of Terry Konkle, Rockford Area Historical Society President. 

During this time when the museum is closed, visit the

NEW  "REVOLVING EXHIBITS" PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE.

                      AND NOW YOU CAN EVEN SEE A PORTION OF THIS EXHIBIT                                    FROM OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM.  Enlarged copies of many of these historic                   postcards have been posted in the RAM windows and doors.

STOP BY TO SEE THEM SOON

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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 in support of voting rights for women. The building was destroyed by fire  in September 2007. Ironically, at that time it housed a meat market called "THE SMOKEHOUSE".

glik's

aunt candy's

monroe street

corner bar

main street

Courtland Street looking East toward Main Street.  

The current U.S. Post Office is on the site where

the Betts Rooming House is seen in this photo.

 They saw the future......We honor the past

Main Street looking South from Courtland St. "Now and Then" 

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

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