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Midway Village Museum
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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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Local Rockford Company Marco Technologies Makes A Donation To Midway Village Museum For History EducationExecutive Director Patrick O’Keefe (center in the photo) is presented a check for $1,000 by Marco Technologies of Rockford representatives, Paul Trybul (right) and Brett LeBeau. The donation was part of a campaign entitled “Marco Gold Standard Week.” During this week Marco had allowed its Facebook followers to nominate non-profits and organizations in a 12-state area with Rockford, Illinois, included in this area. Midway Village Museum was nominated, and went on to be one of the non-profits to win a $1,000 check from Marco Technologies."We are very honored that the community nominated our non-profit and was thinking of us as first of mind in this community-wide online contest,” said Executive Director Patrick O’Keefe. "The money will assist in our mission of excellence in history preservation and education.”Marco

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

How does your garden grow on this Flashback Friday?In 1873, the George S. Haskell and Company, located at 112-114 Main Street, offered a large varietyof vegetable seeds to its wholesale customers.View over 5,200 images through our Online Digital Collections: https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/

Friday, July 9, 2021

Thursday, July 8, 2021

History Bites: Lunchtime Break With the PastThursday, July 8, 202111:30 am to 1:30 pmGet to know the historic Midway Village during a fun lunchtime getaway.. Purchase authentic Mexican burgers, tacos, hot dogs, gorditas, huaraches, and much more from Tacos El Rey food truck of Belvidere.. Bring your own brown bag lunch, if you choose not to purchase from Tacos El Rey.. Enjoy a mini tour of the museum's history village highlighting the Old Stone School. This free mini tour program begins at 12:30 pm.. Relax in the beauty of the museum grounds.. Picnic tables reserved for you behind Town Hall under a tent.. No reservations required!. Program is rain or shine.Questions? Call 815-397-9112.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Looking to do something interesting today on the Fourth of July? Explore history!Our guided tours are from 11 am to 4 pm.History Interpreters will guide you through our 13-acre Victorian Village. Tour last one hour. Your admission includes viewing 100s of artifacts inside the Main Museum Center, too.Full details at www.midwayvillage.com.Questions? Call 815-397-9112.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!In the 1960s Boy Scouts Unit 37 marched in a local parade carrying the American flag. Steven Heck,the scout wearing glasses and standing behind the priest, led the troop as they marched.View over 5,200 images through our Online Digital Collections: https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/

Friday, July 2, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Thank you to United Way of Rock River Valley for choosing Midway Village Museum as the outdoor venue for its Music at Midway. The event was a private rental of the museum campus which provided greater community exposure to the museum and our Victorian Village to the several hundred guests attending and the greater Rockford region in the promotion of the special event. Special congratulations to United Way President/CEO Paul Logli on his retirement from United Way. Paul is also a Midway Village Museum Board Member and known for numerous other contributions to Rockford. Photo Credit: Patrick Yarbrough, Midway Village Museum Member+4

Thursday, July 1, 2021

A Weekend Package With You In Mind!One-night weekend getaway for a Friday or Saturday night along with (5) admission tickets to Midway Village Museum in Rockford. Included is a delicious thin crust pizza lunch to enjoy immediately following a one hour guided tour of the 13-acre Victorian Village. After lunch you can enjoy a self-guided tour in the main museum center. A special souvenir gift provided by the museum is also part of your weekend getaway fun. This special offer is valued at $250 and is valid for up to five registered guests.Cost: $127 plus tax.To purchase this weekend package, call the hotel directly at (815) 654-4100.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Enjoying a day out at Midway Village Museum today was youth from the African American Resource Center at Booker Washington. The day included tours of the Victorian Village and the chance to meet a History Interpreter who talked about life as it was in the 1900s.+3

Friday, June 25, 2021