Winter Lecture-Alley Blues and World War Tunes: Music of the 1910s
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd. Rockford, IL
Amber is back! In honor of the second annual Great War re-enactment, Amber Viegel is taking us back in musical time when there were doughboys and bi-planes and young beaus in uniform said good-bye to their sweethearts to the music of George M. Cohan and Tin Pan Alley. Relive the times of this important era in American history through its lyrics and music.
Winter Lecture-The Laurent House
Midway Village Museum 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL
Jerry Heinzeroth was a personal friend of Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent for many years and came to appreciate the beauty and importance of their Frank Lloyd Wright home. The famous architect completed the house in 1952 and continued to celebrate Kenneth Laurent's birthday at the home every year until Wright's death in 1959. The Laurent house was the only home deisgned by Frank Lloyd Wright to meet the needs of the disabled and is the only Wright home extant in Rockford. Come learn about this beautiful home, currently undergoing restoration and scheduled to become a historic house museum, a gem of Rockford architecture.