Rockford Area Historical Society
Welcome!
Located along the banks of the Crow River in
Rockford, MN, the Rockford Area Historical
Society was formed in 1986 to collect, preserve
and interpret Rockford's dynamic history.  The
historical society also manages the Ames-Florida-
Stork House, a historic house museum listed on
the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitors to the historical society can enjoy tours of
the Stork House, participate in programs for both
children and adults, engage in historical and
genealogical research, take in interesting exhibits
and attend special events.

Come visit us today!
Rockford Area Historical Society
8131 Bridge Street, PO Box 186, Rockford, MN 55373
(763) 477-5383,
storkhouse@cityofrockford.org, www.rockfordmnhistory.org

Inspiring the community’s interest in its history

September - April
business hours

Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday
noon - 4 pm


We love to show off the AFS House
outside regular business hours!

Please call for an appointment to
bring friends and family, Scout
Troops, school groups, day cares, or
just yourself in for a fun hour of
storytelling.
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Enjoy a virtual tour of the Stork House!
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Above is the Woolen Mill, bridge, and
dam in the late 1800s. To the right is
the same dam area, taken in 2012
when the river reached record low
levels. The water wheel used to power
the mill is located under the building,
rotating as the river water rushes by.
George Florida needed to create a
"fish way" in the dam to allow the fish
to continue downstream to Hanover.
Reports of 20 pound Pickerel on the
Delano side weren't uncommon before
the installation.