This week, I want to show one of my favorite places to be. This is the Ames Florida Stork House, a historical museum located along the banks of the Crow River in Rockford, Minnesota. I volunteer there about once a week, assisting with activities, giving tours, and helping to sort through the thousands of artifacts housed there.
Built in the 1850s, this house and museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has only been owned by three families, the Ames, the Floridas, and the Storks. The house was purchased by the City of Rockford via an anonymous donation of money in 1986. The same year, the Rockford Area Historical Society was formed to collect, preserve and interpret Rockford's history, in addition to managing the Ames-Florida-Stork House.
This isn't really much of a history blog, though I might touch on it here and there as it relates to language, so you can learn more about this place at the Ames Florida Stork House website. You can also see more pictures I've taken here, including some from inside the museum.
Want to see more photos? My Green Side has a Friday photography theme going, and this week apparently a new park has been discovered! Barker & Hedges does Friday photos too, with this week's contribution a look at the Midtown Greenway bike path in Minneapolis.