Rockford history … abounds

The Rockford Area Historical Society hosts tours and events regularly at the Aims-Florida-Stork House on Bridge St.

The Rockford Area Historical Society hosts tours and events regularly at the Aims-Florida-Stork House on Bridge St.

The Rockford Area Historical Society has had a banner year.

Not only has it continued the upkeep on the historic Stork House, which has anchored the city for well over a decade, it’s obtained grant dollars that have helped keep programming alive. On any given weekend, you can learn how to make paper, find your long-lost ancestral connection to Rockford, or see what it was like to live in this community a century, or so, ago.

A lot has changed in a hundred years. Area residents are lucky to have the ability to look back. It’s…eye opening.

The amazing events, tours, and collective gems of a time almost lost are, frankly, staggering. Few mid-western cities of this size have such collection.

The annual fall festival is something you’ll want to take e part in. And, you can.

It’s Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Decorate pumpkins, make wall hangings from shingles, play games, eat popcorn and enjoy the fall weather at the Stork House. As always, guided tours of the house are free on program days, and donations are always welcomed.

RAHS is now looking for support from area residents with its annual membership drive.

For more information regarding tours, membership and Rockford history, go to storkhouse@cityofrockford.org, www.rockfordmnhistory.org

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