A Bit About Us
The Rockford Area Historical Society formed in 1986 to manage the Ames-Florida-Stork House, a historic house museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1861 and used as a residence until approximately 1983, the Ames-Florida-Stork House preserves and interprets the stories of the three families that made the house their home.
The organization also actively collects and interprets Rockford’s diverse and ever-changing history. The structure is at once a historic house museum, office and research center, exhibit hall, educational programming room and collections storage area for the Rockford Area Historical Society. The Ames-Florida-Stork House today stands as an excellent example of 150 years of small town life in Minnesota. Working in partnership with the City of Rockford, the organization houses an extensive collection of 19th and 20th century furnishings, textiles and documentary artifacts, many of which are original to the home. Visitors can enjoy tours of the home, interesting exhibits, educational programs for both children and adults and special events. Be sure to visit the Rockford Area Historical Society and the Ames-Florida-Stork House!