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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.

Upcoming Events

New Online Silent Auction as part of the Victory Day Celebration

New Online Silent Auction as part of the Victory Day Celebration

Tuesday, Jul 21 @ 12:02 PM - 4 @ 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Going Green Mini Camp at Midway Village Museum

Going Green Mini Camp at Midway Village Museum

Tuesday, Aug 4 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Tipsy History: Prohibition

Tipsy History: Prohibition

Saturday, Aug 8 @ 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Dirty Jobs Mini Camp at Midway Village Museum

Dirty Jobs Mini Camp at Midway Village Museum

Tuesday, Aug 11 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Victorian Village Seasonal Tours at Midway Village Museum

Friday, Jun 26 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Midway Village Museum

Children’s Storytime at Montague Library Branch

Children’s Storytime at Montague Library Branch

Saturday, Nov 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Rockford Public Library: Montague Branch

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Three New Bicycle Racks At Midway Village Museum

Three New Bicycle Racks At Midway Village Museum

Three New Bicycle Racks At Midway Village Museum

Friday, July 31, 2020

We’re ready to celebrate with our followers tonight at our Victory Day Celebration! Let’s kick this Friday off right with another #flashbackfriday post!This post features a autographed promotional photograph of Dorothy Timmons who performed with Al Kavelin and his Orchestra at Camp Grant. This performance was only one of the recreational activities offered to men and women at Camp Grant during World War II. Other activities included baseball or basketball games and dance or musical performances.Follow the link below to view over 3,000 images through our Online Digital Collections:https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/

Friday, July 31, 2020

Important Message About World War II DaysMidway Village Museum regrets to announce that World War II Days has been cancelled for 2020. Museum staff has decided to cancel World War II Days out of a concern for the health and safety of the public as well as the many reenactors who present such a fine program for the education and entertainment of the public. Thank you to the many volunteers who made a heroic planning effort to work around the health concerns, but the deteriorating situation made this impossible.World War II Days was set for two days over the weekend of Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.Midway Village Museum staff is now investigating different options to create a virtual World War II Days experience for 2020. When details about virtual programming become available, Midway Village Museum will make further announcements about this type of programming.Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We are looking forward to working with you in the future, once the pandemic passes. Thank you for understanding during these difficult times.We look forward to continuing our history education mission and hope to present World War II Days in 2021 as it is known be the largest World War II military re-enactment in the Midwest.In the meantime, please stay safe.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Marketing Director Lonna Converso, once again, showcases the Silent Auction as a part of this year’s annual fundraiser, Victory Day Celebration, in this short videoclip. The Silent Auction will continue until 4 pm Sunday, August 2. Directions are below for the online Silent Auction. Today at 4 pm is the deadline for reservations to the evening fundraiser slated for this Friday, July 31. Tickets and details for the evening event at https://tinyurl.com/museumfundraiser. Tickets are $55 per person, and are required.Questions? Call 815-397-9112 or admin@midwayvillage.com.To Bid On Items:Go To The Silent Auction created as a Facebook Event. Click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/587495481914038/.. Hit The “Discussion” tab. You will see this tab at the top of the Silent Auction page.. To place a Bid, click on “Comment,” and you will see the previous Bids, and then you can enter your Bid as a “Comment.”To Help Us Share On Facebook:. Click The Share Button for the Silent Auction created as a Facebook event at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/587495481914038/.OR. Share The Direct Link to the Silent Auction created as a Facebook Event.The link: https://www.facebook.com/events/587495481914038/https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=313720566417309

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

As a reminder, the reservation deadline to attend the annual fundraiser, Victory Day Celebration, is today at 4 pm.The event highlights the end of World War II with history exhibits, good food, 1945 music, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and much more! Victory Day Celebration is this Friday, July 31. Purchase your tickets or learn more about the fundraiser at https://tinyurl.com/museumfundraiser. Tickets are $55 per person.Questions? Call 815-397-9112.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

** Please Share The Event Link Below To Help Us Raise Funds For Midway Village Museum ***Here's a short video clip to remind you to bid on the Silent Auction items. Click this link to go to the 36 items to view and bid in the comment area https://www.facebook.com/events/587495481914038/.The Silent Auction is in conjunction with the annual fundraiser, Victory Day Celebration, slated for Friday, July 31. To learn more about the fundraiser or purchase tickets go to:Purchase your tickets at https://tinyurl.com/museumfundraiser. Tickets are $55 per person. Reservation deadline is 4 pm Wednesday, July 29.Silent Auction bids will be open at the Victory Day Celebration and close at 4 pm Sunday, August 2.Questions? Call 815-397-9112 or admin@midwayvillage.com.https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=330617828330859

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Upcoming in August!!Tipsy History: ProhibitionSaturday, August 8, 2020Three reservation times available:1 pm - 3 pm . 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm . 6 pm – 8 pmMidway Village Museum6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, ILUncover the mischief of Prohibition as Midway Village becomes a dry town in the 1920s struggling to maintain law and order. This special event is designed as a brand new experience this year allowing for safe social distancing practices while visitors rotate in groups of 10 through living history themed vignettes. Up to 80 historic reenactors will portray life in the prohibition era in the 13-acre Victorian Village. Visitors are encouraged to come in 1920s costumed attire, but it is not necessary to enjoy the evening.Please Note: This is a program with a minimum of 50 registrations to present. It is important to make your reservation in-advance to avoid the cancellation of this special event. Please make your reservation by 4 pm Friday, July 31. You must purchase your admissions online at https://tinyurl.com/tipsyhistory2020 or call 815-397-9112.The museum re-developed this popular 2019 re-enactment with social distancing protocols in place.Our Clean Hands Pledge& Social DistancingThe museum is now taking part in a community-wide initiative entitled, "Clean Hands, Open Doors" and pledges to open safely and responsibly by following seven standards intended to reduce disease transmission and help build consumer confidence as the economy reopens.Visitors must wear masks and practice social distancing while on the museum grounds. Hand sanitizer will be available for visitors to use. Also, for the safety of everyone, the staff is involved in daily temperature and wellness checks.For two hours, a museum guide will tour visitors through eight different history re-enactment scenes lasting 15 minutes each.. View a demonstration of a homemade 1920s still. Meet a famous flapper and glamorous movie star. Learn about the Temperance and Suffrage Movements. Witness a FBI Raid. Visit a Mobster’s hangout. Bring 1920s-themed mementos home in a swag bagEarly registration is encouraged and space is limited with 80 reservations for each of the three start times. You must pick your reservation time when purchasing your admission.Admission$12 Adults$6 Child (ages 3-17)$10 Member Adult$5 Member ChildEvent not recommended for Infants (ages 0-2). Parking is free.Questions? Call 815-397-9112 www.midwayvillage.com

Friday, July 24, 2020

We never “horse” around when it comes to giving our followers their #flashbackfriday posts!It is highly likely that one of the gentlemen in this photograph was Fred Moffatt, owner of Moffatt Cigar Company at 212 W. State Street and also owner of the two horses shown in this photograph. On the left, Mack F., a trotter, and on the right, D. Fay, a pacer. Horse racing was a very popular sport in Rockford. This photograph may have been taken at the "driving range" just north of the city limits or at the Fairgrounds.Follow the link below to view over 3,000 images through our Online Digital Collections:https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/

Friday, July 24, 2020

If you want to view and bid on the museum's new online Silent Auction click on this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/587495481914038/ to go to the Facebook event page. The Silent Auction is in conjunction with the annual fundraiser, Victory Day Celebration, slated for Friday, July 31.Complete details about the Silent Auction are listed on the event page or for any questions contact admin@midwayvillage.com or 815-397-9112.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

New Online Silent Auction as part of the Victory Day Celebration

New Online Silent Auction as part of the Victory Day Celebration

New Online Silent Auction as part of the Victory Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 21, 2020