Traditional Christmas awaits visitors at Rockford’s Historic Stork House

Bring a little bit of Rockford’s history into the upcoming holiday season by visiting the city’s historic Stork House (located on Bridge St. in downtown Rockford).

Rockford’s oldest historic site, the (Ames-Florida) Stork House, is getting all spruced up for its 2013 holiday debut. The Rockford Area Historical Society is offering Holiday tours and a formal tea. (Photo by Linda Herkenhoff)

Rockford’s oldest historic site, the (Ames-Florida) Stork House, is getting all spruced up for its 2013 holiday debut. The Rockford Area Historical Society is offering Holiday tours and a formal tea. (Photo by Linda Herkenhoff)

On Saturday, Dec. 1, there will be horse drawn wagon rides hot chocolate tours of the historical site as part of the Crow River Christmas festivities. Beginning Dec. 3, clues will be posted around town in businesses and on the Ames-Florida-Stork House web site for a medallion hunt.

There will be a family open house at the Stork House on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to take a step back in time to enjoy the festive atmosphere and traditional decor, and to participate in making English Christmas crackers.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. there will be a formal adult tea at the Stork House with refreshments and entertainment at a nominal cost. Reservations can be made be made at Storkhouse@cityofrockford.org, or by calling 763-477-5383.

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