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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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Sock Monkey Making WorkshopsSaturday, March 13, 2021Sessions Begin at 9 am . 11:30 am . 2 pm at Midway Village Museum 6799 Guilford Road RockfordIt's your chance to make your very own sock monkey!This workshop, facilitated in a small group setting, provides a skilled seamstress giving instruction and assistance as needed to make your handmade sock doll. The session groups are limited in size to accommodate for safe social distancing practices. The workshops are held in the Main Museum Center at Midway Village Museum.Each group is provided with a set of supplies, and a choice of six colors for your cuddly friend. The colors are pink, blue, yellow, red, brown and green and are on a first come, first served basis. Basic hand sewing skills are encouraged, but not required and the workshop is recommended for ages 10+. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.Cost:$30 Per Person$25 Museum Member$7 Each Additional Person In Your GroupRegistration deadline is 4 pm Thursday, March 11 or until the program is filled to capacity.To register online go to:fareharbor.com/embeds/book/midwayvillage/items/282479If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Caitlin Treece, Museum Educator, at 815-397-9112, ext. 106 or educator@midwayvillage.com.The museum is required to follow State of Illinois mandates regarding COVID-19 at the time of the workshop and masks are required on the museum campus by all visitors and staff.If you are interested in becoming a Museum Member, you can learn more at: https://www.midwayvillage.com/midway-membership.html

Friday, February 26, 2021

Have a Cup ‘o Joe to start your Flashback Friday!In this 1960 postcard the Redwood Restaurant proclaimed itself as "Rockford's finest coffee shop and dining room located in downtown Rockford at 307 South Main St. on U. S. Route 20."https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/...Browse over 4,900 images in our Online Digital Collections.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Telegram!The employees at the Western Union Office, 216 S. Main St., hard at work in 1956. https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/...Browse over 4,900 images in our Online Digital Collections.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Think about the significant role sound effects play in theater, movies, video production and television. The use of sound effects actually has very humble beginnings in early radio.The links below provide resources for you to understand the role of sound effects and its beginnings and growth.http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/sound_effects.htmlhttps://vocal.media/futurism/history-of-sound-effectshttps://www.britannica.com/art/sound-effectRadio Shows on Zoom is a new four-week Zoom series the museum is producing this year and will begin in February. Each Sunday at 2 pm different genres of old time radio shows will be showcased with voice talent of volunteers from the museum.Special thanks to Rockford’s Greatest Hits FM100.5 for assisting with the production of the radio shows.Radio Shows on Zoom Begin in FebruaryTo learn more about the museum’s Radio Shows on Zoom re-productions or to register, click on this link: https://tinyurl.com/radioshowsonzoom.Questions? Call 815-397-9112. See Less

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Lunch Lectures on Wednesday Continue!In February, Midway Village Museum is highlighting Black History Month. The second lunch lecture is upcoming on Wednesday, February 17 at Noon. You may attend either in-person at the museum or via Zoom.For completed details see the flyer below or go to www.midwayvillage.com. You can register online or by calling the museum at 815-397-9112.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

This afternoon the winner of the gift drawing from yesterday's special healthcare workers day at the museum was pulled from a random drawing from those attending. Emily Toth is the winner and was notified. We hope everyone enjoyed the day. If you are looking for an indoor activity you can visit the museum! Go to www.midwayvillage.com for hours and upcoming special events. You can also call 815-397-9112 to inquire about self-guided tours, and other activities. The Victorian Village will open on April 15 this year!https://www.facebook.com/RockfordHistory/videos/233649008480011/

Monday, February 15, 2021

Hurray! And, go Rockford IceHogs! Our local professional hockey team is back on the ice playing hockey this season, and the museum is showcasing one of the team's largest championship wins among several other team artifacts. The Rockford IceHogs have been a part of the American Hockey League, an affiliate team of the Chicago Blackhawks, since 2007. Prior to 2007, the team was in the United Hockey League and in its final season won the Colonial Cup Championship. Since joining the American Hockey League, the Rockford IceHogs have been in the Calder Cup Playoffs four times. The Calder Cup is the trophy awarded annually to the playoff champion of the American Hockey League.If you want to cheer on the IceHogs, the next home game is 6 pm Tuesday, February 16 at BMO Harris Bank Center against the Chicago Wolves. For more on the Rockford IceHogs, follow this link https://icehogs.com/.On your next trip to Midway Village Museum look for the Rockford IceHogs exhibit in the Main Museum Center. We’ll tell Hammy you said, “hi.”Rockford IceHogs

Monday, February 15, 2021

We’re out for a sleighride on Flashback Friday!P. A. Lundgren, owner of the Star Grocery on the corner of 10th Avenue and 7th Street, poses with his horse and sled. He owned the house at 1017 7th Street at the left.Browse over 4,900 images in the museum's Online Digital Collection at: https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/..Browse over 4,900 images in our Online Digital Collections.

Friday, February 12, 2021