The Rockford Area Historical Society

The Rockford Area Historical Society (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 no charge for museum admission or for RAHS programs or services. The museum depends on fundraising projects and free will offerings for its support.

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 about us by checking all pages of our website or by visiting us when you can. We are family friendly with exhibits of interest to visitors of all ages from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.

For more information, visit the Rockford Area Museum website »