Richard Rockwell has been a longtime fan of historic preservation. He got interested in the history of his historic neighborhood, Halcyon Park in 2007 because of a zoning issue. That led to researching the history of the neighborhood and creating the web site HalcyonParkHistoricDistrict.com. That led to other projects collecting, enhancing and interpreting historical photos from negatives and creating web sites on topics including historic sites in southwestern Pennsylvania where he grew up: Eldora Park (eldorapark.com) and the Charleroi Interurban (charleroiinterurban.com), and in Bloomfield: the Collins House (collinshouse.org) and the Historical Society of Bloomfield (hsob.org). Rockwell is a co-founding member and Chairperson of the Bloomfield Morris Canal Greenway Committee and also serves on the Boards of the Historical Society of Bloomfield, Bloomfield's Historic Preservation Commission, and Zoning Board of Adjustment.