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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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Romance is in the air! This is the time of year, many couples are celebrating a recent wedding proposal. At Midway Village Museum we realize advance planning and setting your "date" is the next step in securing your dream wedding. Look to Midway Village Museum and our unique charm and ambiance for your wedding location. Our frequently asked questions list is a guide to better understanding wedding held at our beautiful venue. Click here for the FAQ list http://midwayvillage.com/rockford-event-faq.html.For more information, http://midwayvillage.com/midway-event-rentals.html or contact Lisa at 815-397-9112, ext. 114 or rentals@midwayvillage.com.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Friday, November 27, 2020

Looking spiffy for Flashback Friday, the 1966 confirmation class poses at Court Street Methodist Church, located at 215 North Court Street.Follow the link below to view over 3,800 images through our Online Digital Collections: https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net

Friday, November 27, 2020

Happy ThanksgivingFrom All of Us at Midway Village Museum!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Is your grocery list ready to go for Thanksgiving? Flashback Friday will get you started.Workers line up on the dock at Rockford Wholesale Grocery, 112-120 Water St., Rockford IL.Follow the link below to view over 3,800 images through our Online Digital Collections: https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net

Friday, November 20, 2020

Midway Village Museum Operations Update Related To The COVID-19 VirusMidway Village Museum continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 virus and its impacts on the museum industry. As of Friday, November 20, new State of Illinois mandates require museums in Illinois to close until the COVID-19 safety concerns are re-evaluated on December 4. Please check back regularly about our hours of operations as COVID-19 conditions have been changing throughout the year.All special events, programs, activities, field trips, tours and other activities are now closed to the public. See below for cancelled or postponed activities/events. Any changes will be posted publicly.At Midway Village Museum, our goal is to keep staff, volunteers and the public safe.. CancelledLamplight Evening ToursSaturday, December 2. 9. & 12Christmas in the TrenchesSaturday, December 12. SuspendedFree Weekend ToursSaturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22The Main Museum Center is closed Friday, November 20 through Friday, December 4, when a re-evaluation by the State of Illinois will take place in regard to COIVD-19 safety concerns.The staff at the museum is following Center for Disease Control guidelines to avoid further spread of the virus:. Stay home if you are sick. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects. Maintain "social distance" by at least 6 feet between you and another person. Do not plan or attend large gatherings/parties or group meetingsThe safety of our community, and all those who visit and are part of the museum team remains our highest priority. The museum will provide updates on its operations to staff, visitors, re-enactors, educators, members, volunteers and others affiliated with museum operations.Should you have further questions, please email admin@midwayvillage.com.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

A Holiday Luncheon FeaturingA Taste of the Lincolns' Favorite RecipesSaturday, December 121 pmA Live Zoom Broadcast PresentationTraditions are very much a part of Christmas, and many Christmas customs of today are traditions dating back to the Victorian-era from 1840 through the turn of the 20th century. Since the American Civil War took place during this time period of 1861 - 1865, President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln began many trends that are still seen in modern times.Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a luncheon of the Lincolns' favorite foods while learning about customs and the origins of the past. This program will lift your holiday spirit!Costumed presenters are the award-winning, professional re-enactors Max and Donna Daniels portraying the President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln.Cost: $45 per person$40 per Museum MembersPurchase reservations online at www.midwayvillage.com, by phone at 815-397-9112 or at the museum's Front Desk. You must register by Monday, December 7. Reservation numbers on Monday, December 7, will determine whether A Taste of the Lincoln’s Favorite Recipes will be presented.The event needs a minimum of 20 attendees to be presented.The lunch consists of the Lincolns' favorite meal of Chicken Fricasse, biscuits, potatoes and mixed vegetables. Dessert is a slice of Apple Pie.The carryout lunch and dessert will be available for pickup at Machine Shed of Rockford before the presentation until 11:30 am. Attendees will watch the live broadcast of the one-hour presentation beginning at 1 pm via Zoom.Complete details are provided with your confirmation email following your registration.Questions? Contact Caitlin Treece, 815-397-9112, ext. 106 or educator@midwayvillage.com.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Midway Village Museum December Hours!

Midway Village Museum December Hours!

Midway Village Museum December Hours!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Take a peek at this week’s Flashback Friday.In 1910, houses on Seventh Avenue lined a dirt road. The main transportation was still horse-drawn wagons and buggies. But if you needed to walk to where you were going there were sidewalks at the ready. This may have been newly completed construction.Follow the link below to view over 3,800 images through our Online Digital Collections: https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net

Friday, November 13, 2020