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Midway Village Museum, the best institution for collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of the Rockford region, is committed to educating and enriching our community by providing state-of-the art exhibits, programs and events.

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New In 2020!World War II Days Digital Video PresentationsNow available though Sunday, October 25, are viewable YouTube video presentations depicting various aspects of World War II. These presentations are made possible through the videotaping of 20 military re-enactor impressions. Videos are produced by either the military units or museum staff and range from 6- to 20-minutes in length.The video series is a wonderful addition to e-learning opportunities which educators can use as complementary tools for lesson plans or can be viewed by museum visitors who want to enjoy a World War II experience this year in the absence of the annual re-enactment.In early August, Midway Village Museum announced it will not present the World War II Days military re-enactment due to COVID-19 health safety concerns.The annual special event is known as the largest of its kind in the Midwest with typically more than 1,000 re-enactors portraying Axis and Allied forces as well as civilians during the 1940s.Video access is available through Sunday, October 25. You may purchase the pay-per-view series anytime until Sunday, October 25, by clicking this link:https://tinyurl.com/WorldWarIIDigitalPresentations.While the video package is a nominal fee, your purchase helps the museum generate revenue for its operations and is less than half the cost of a ticket to World War II Days. There are more than 2 hours of video viewing in this video pay-per-view series.Pay-Per-View Rates For The 20-Video SeriesPerson - $5Student - $2These military re-enactment impressions are part of the video presentations and highlight areas of the war including artifacts, culture, life as a solider, and other various aspect of World War II:7th Infantry Division353 Feldgendarmerie5th Kresowa Infantry Division50th Rifles3rd Gebirgs Division 23rd Pioneer509 Parachute Infantry Regiment502 Parachute Infantry Regiment601st Tank DestroyerPress Corps5th Kompanie GrossdeutschlandAmerican Guerrillas in the Philippines8th Air Force/91st Bomb GroupThe Polish Experience in World War II by Marie LobbezooBritish Land Girls2nd PanzerVenturing Crew 21Pay-Per-View YouTube Links: 20 Video SeriesThe video presentations are a pay-per-view series of YouTube videos launched on a private-group Facebook page. If you are not a Facebook social media subscriber, the YouTube video links will be emailed to you after payment is received. The videos will be available online through Sunday, October 25.Receiving The Video LinkA confirmation email will be sent to you with the email link for the private Facebook group after your purchase. If you choose not to use the YouTube video links over Facebook, we can send the YouTube links to your email. To purchase the series click on this link: https://tinyurl.com/WorldWarIIDigitalPresentations.Questions? Call 815-397-9112

Friday, September 25, 2020

Strike up the band, it’s #flashbackfriday!Shown in this photograph is the Rockford High School Band (circa 1907-1908). The band included male students of any grade from freshmen to seniors. Established in 1907, the band performed at athletic and social events, as well as in the community.Follow the link below to view over 3,500 images through our Online Digital Collections: https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net

Friday, September 25, 2020

A Brand New Online Store Front For The Museum Gift ShopTo view the new online Museum Gift Shop click this link:https://midway-village-gift-store.myshopify.com/.Items you purchase from the Museum Gift Shop can be shipped anywhere! Questions? Call 815-397-9112.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

~ International Day of Peace in Rockford Website Link ~The International Day of Peace at the Peace Plaza in Rockford has been celebrated for 17 years as a one-day event. A new website, established and produced by the Keeling - Puri Peace Plaza, allows us to celebrate peace and learn more digitally through storytelling, music and art. Click this link for the 2020 VIRTUALINTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE https://www.idoprockford.com/.This website will be online through Friday, October 16.More About The International Day of Peace:A United Nations-sanctioned holiday, the International Day of Peace is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1981.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Gear up for another #flashbackfriday.This soldier receives a pile of uniforms upon arriving at Camp Grant during World War II.Follow the link below to view over 3,500 images through our Online Digital Collections: https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net

Friday, September 18, 2020

You have two days left to bid on the Online Silent Auction items! The Online Silent Auction is open to everyone - geared towards military re-enactors - but with many other wonderful and high quality items such as collectibles, gift cards, overnight stays, and more!Bidding ends at 9 pm Saturday, September 19.Click on the Facebook event for complete directions on how to bid. The direct Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/events/635538777339449

Friday, September 18, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Yesterday, a Ribbon Cutting celebrated the new bike rack amenities at Midway Village Museum. The new bike racks complement the new connector on the recreation path just east of the main parking lot. The individuals bike riding on the Perryville Path can visit Midway Village Museum and secure their bicycles as they visit the museum campus. The bike racks allow for more opportunities for individuals to visit the museum. Thank you to the community partners involved in this project: Hon. K. Patrick Yarbrough FamilyI Bike RockfordKegel's Bicycle StoreRockford Bicycle Co.Team Fur BanditBlackhawk Bicycle & Ski ClubBloyer Well and PumpRockford Park Districthttps://www.facebook.com/RockfordHistory/posts/10158309517586690

Thursday, September 17, 2020

New Bike Racks at Midway Village Museum

New Bike Racks at Midway Village Museum

New Bike Racks at Midway Village Museum

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

It's an Online Silent Auction with a military re-enactment theme starting today through 9 pm Saturday, September 19. Many of the themed items are geared towards everyone, so go bid and good luck!Click on the Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/635538777339449 to view all the silent auction items, or to bid. All directions are posted in the Facebook event.

Monday, September 14, 2020