The organization was established in 1983 by a group of local citizens who wanted to preserve the history of Rockford and the surrounding area for generations in the future.
We manage three museums, each with a different emphasis.
The Pioneer Museum located on 1st street next to Harvest Moon, is a two story building built in 1894 and is the oldest business building still open for public use. It houses collections of items that have been donated by local families from the early days of use. The Pioneer Museum is open from Memorial Day weekend until the Fair in September, on Fridays from 10-3 and Sundays from 10-4. Tours by appointment can be arranged by calling 291-3193.
The Military Museum, a log cabin build in 1923-24 as the Edward Leehan Post 165, displays uniforms and other military memorabilia plus information related to military service of local people who were raised here or moved to the area. Tours by appointment can be arranged by calling 291-3193.
The Farm Museum, built in 1990 by the Lions Club, located on the SE Spokane County Fair Grounds, houses a great collection of items used for farming and ranching over the years. The Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Fair in September. It can also be available for
tours by appointment arranged by calling 291-3193.
The Rockford History Book is available for sale for $30 -lt covers the history of the town of Rockford, it's early settlers and many family stories, and historical information. Copies may be purchased from the Pioneer Museum, Hurd's Mercantile and the Bank of Fairfield
Call 291-3193 and we can make arrangements for mailing or pickup.
Other interesting websites:
Meets every second Friday of the month, February through November, at 11:30 at the Harvest Moon.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Rockford Area Museum and Historical Society
PO Box 32
Rockford Washington 99030
20 W Emma Street Rockford, Washington 99030
Town of Rockford