Sjogren statue and the Sjogren exhibit inside
1976 - 2013 2013 - PRESENT
Powerhouse built in 1903 Courthouse built in 1976
Vintage Rockford Class Pictures Now On Display
One of the newest exhibits in the RAM is the display of Rockford Graduation Class pictures
dating back to 1922. They have all been framed and are hanging in the RAM's rear hallway
for everyone to see. Here is the picture of the 1946 class as an example. Over the years, the
Rockford Area Historical Society did a terrific job of collecting these valuable photos, but
they were all in different frames or were not framed at all. They were stored but were not
easily accessed for viewing. New frames and an area dedicated to their display changes that.
We hope you will have a chance to stop by to see what familiar names and faces you may find
in this exhibit.
THE NEW RAM WAS NOT PRIMARILY FUNDED BY HUGE
CORPORATE GIFTS OR GOVERNMENT FUNDS. YOUR RAM
IS THE RESULT OF A GOOD OLD FASHIONED GRASS ROOTS
EFFORT BY THE PEOPLE IN THE GREATER ROCKFORD AREA
WHO KNEW THAT OUR RICH HERITAGE WAS WORTH
SAVING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
Many call this "THE ROCKFORD WAY" because the people of this
great community always seem to come through when a genuine need
You can be confident that the new RAM will continue to work to
increase its service to the community - our way of saying THANK YOU
to the People from the entire Rockford area who made this all possible.
IF YOU HAVEN'T VISITED THE NEW RAM YET, PLEASE PLAN
TO DO SO SOON. WE THINK YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AND
PROUD OF WHAT YOUR COMMUNITY HAS ACCOMPLISHED.