Meetings, Programs & Events


Monday, January 28, 6:00, Annual Soup Supper

February, No Meeting, Unless we need to postpone Soup Supper from January due to weather concerns.

Monday, March 25, 7:00, Pioneer Lives in Letters, the Mack Family, Linda Sonneson RTHS Mack Historian

Monday, April 22, 7:00, Saving the Robert Cross Homestead, Roscoe Township, Elizabeth Lindquist & Bernard Sunstedt

Roscoe Township Historical Society is taking on the challenge of saving the home of Robert Cross, one of the town’s founding fathers.  The Greek Revival home built of locally made brick is located on Hononegah Rd. in Roscoe and will be restored as the Roscoe Township Museum.  Join us and learn the history of the Cross family and the plans for restoration.

Sunday, May 5, 1:00-4:00 , WAGON WHEEL DAY, presented by Wagon Wheel historian Gary Glaser

Monday, May 20, 6:00 pm -?  ANNUAL RHUBARB FEST Bake Sale

NEW LOCATION  for Rhubarb  Fest – Prince of Peace Church, 2336 Freeport Rd., Rt. 75, Rockton

Monday, June 24,  7:00, The Archaeology of Macktown, Dr. Rochelle Lurie – Archaeologist

Monday, July 22, 7:00,   History of the Trask Bridge Picnics, Jack Crandall – Trask Bridge Picnic Historian

Monday, August 26 7:00,  A Gangster Came to Town – Baby Face Nelson, Video Presentation  To be held at the Rockton Fire Protection Dist. station meeting room on Blackhawk Blvd. CHANGE OF PLANS: MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE MUSEUM AS USUAL

Monday, September 23, 7:00,  Victorian Mourning Customs, Sharon Atkins

Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19                                                                               Our biggest Trash to Treasure sale ever . Something for everybody!

Monday, October 28, 7:00, Bates Family History presented by Judy Bates       Artifacts, stories, and a connection to a major WWII event.

November, SPECIAL EVENT, Sunday, November 10,  WWII Women’s Ambulance Service presented by Mary Rose Fillip, volunteer for Veterans Memorial Hall, Rockford  RESCHEDULED for April 2020

Thursday, Friday & Saturdays, Nov, 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm            Come visit Santa’s Attic for an amazing assortment of Christmas Décor.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAKE SALE  Saturday, December 7, 9:00 – 3:00                     A wonderful selection of home baked goodies for the Holidays plus Christmas Décor.

Monday, December 2, 7:00 CHRISTMAS PARTY & ELECTION OF OFFICERS at the Carriage House Museum.