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Honey, I’m Home!In the very modern 1960s, this kitchen and living room could be yours, compliments of the Jackson Custom Cabinetry Co., 1011 E. River Lane.Browse over 4,900 images in our Online Digital Collections by clicking on this link:https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/....

Friday, January 15, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Be sure to bundle up on Flashback Friday. Fur collars and muffs kept these Rockford women especially toasty in the 1920s.Browse over 4,900 images in our Online Digital Collections by clicking on this link:https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/....

Friday, January 8, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

~ Midway Village Museum 2021 ~This year’s Calendar of Events is taking on a new format. As an at-a-glance listing, the Calendar of Events details the scheduled dates and topics of this year’s favorite signature museum special events, programs and fundraisers.As a reminder, the museum is currently closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 State of Illinois mandates. As these restrictions are lifted you will be notified. You can also check the museum website for regular updates at www.midwayvillage.com. You can download, or print our listing at home or if you'd like a copy mailed to you, just email admin@midwayvillage.com.Should you have any questions, please call 815-397-9112.

Monday, January 4, 2021

A wintery day just as pretty as ever at Midway Village Museum.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Raise a glass to a new year. May your 2021 be happy!Soldiers and their guests at Camp Grant during World War II share a drink. Browse over 4,900 images in our Online Digital Collections at clicking on this link:https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/....

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Thursday, December 31, 2020

New in 2021!A brand new series entitled "Lunch Lectures On Zoom" begins January 6 with an hour presentation on the sock monkey and its relevance to Rockford's past. This is a seven-week series and the lectures are provided by local historians and Midway Village Museum staff. You will engage in online learning with fascinating history facts in an open and relaxed environment.Facilitated via Zoom, you may call the museum if you need questions answered about Zoom technology or prefer other online alternatives to view the lectures. These programs are open to all, and free as a benefit to our Midway Village Museum members.To view all the lecture topics or to register go to www.midwayvillage.com or call the museum at 815-397-9112 for questions or to register over the phone.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Two Zoom Program Series Begin In 2021!Both Series Are Free As A Benefit To Midway Village Museum MembersThe First Series Begins January 6!Zoom Lunch LecturesJoin Midway Village Museum staff and local historians for interesting presentations over your lunch hour via Zoom. These programs are open to all, and free as a benefit to our Midway Village Museum members. If you are not available to attend via Zoom contact Caitlin Treece, Educator, at 815-397-9112, ext. 106 or email educator@midwayvillage.com for alternative options.Every other Wednesday from January 6 to March 31, 2021, you will have the opportunity to enjoy history brought directly to you. You can register and learn more about the other lectures in the seven-week series, at https://tinyurl.com/zoomlunchlecture. If you are notSock Monkey History - first lecture in the series!Wednesday, January 6 . NoonRegistration Deadline: 4 pm Monday, January 6Some people find them cute, others find them creepy. Everyone either had one, or has a parent or grandparent that did. The Sock Monkey is internationally recognized. But few people know of its tie to Rockford. At this presentation you will learn how this simple sock was an important part in the development of the city of Rockford and its last legacy.Presenter: Caitlin Treece, Midway Village Museum EducatorThe seven-week program series will continue through March with these additional program topics:Thursday, January 21 . NoonHistory of the Pledge of AllegianceSpeaker: Sue Saunders. History Interpreter, Midway Village MuseumPlease note this is a THURSDAY lecture. The original Wednesday date is the day of the United States Presidential inauguration.Wednesday, February 3 . NoonAfrican American Soldiers at Camp GrantSpeaker: Joyce Higgins, Rockford Local Historian & AuthorWednesday, February 17 . NoonRockford and the Negro Motorist's Green BookSpeaker: Laura Furman, Curator, Midway Village MuseumWednesday, March 3 . NoonThe Amazing Bessica RaicheSpeaker: Dave Eisele, History Interpreter, Midway Village MuseumWednesday, March 17 . NoonThe Suffrage MovementSpeaker: Laura Furman, Curator, Midway Village MuseumWednesday, March 31 . NoonRockford PeachesSpeaker: Caitlin Treece, Educator, Midway Village MuseumCost To Midway Village Museum Members:Free to Midway Village Museum Members, a $7 valueTo Register:Museum Members should call the museum at 815-397-9112, and speak to a Front Desk representative.Non-Member Cost:If you are not a Museum Member, the cost is $7 per person, per lecture, and you may call the museum to register at 815-397-9912 or go to the museum's website at www.midwayvillage.com.Following registration to each lecture, you will receive the Zoom link through your email address following the registration deadline each Monday prior to the Wednesday program.If you have any questions related to these programs or Zoom, contact Caitlin Treece at 815-397-9112, ext. 106 or educator@midwayvillage.com. If you are not available to attend via Zoom contact speak with Caitlin for alternative options.

Thursday, December 31, 2020