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Introduction to Bobbin Lace Workshop

Event Dates and Times

4/3/2016 - Starts: 1:00 PM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent St., Rockford, IL 61102
Ever go through a museum or gallery and adore the lovely lace displays? Did you have a family member that once made lace? Are you interested in learning a lifelong and historic craft? Join us and try your hand at bobbin lace making!
Learn about and explore the traditional art of bobbin lace making. A brief history of bobbin lace, as well as some of the contemporary applications will be discussed. A variety of lace samples, contemporary, as well as traditional, will be shown. Lace making will be demonstrated, lace making books will be presented, and the opportunity to try making lace will be provided.
This workshop will be led by Sylvie Nguyen, a life-long educator (secondary through adult education). She has had a life-long interests in textiles and art, and has worked intensively with bobbin lace for 15 years. Sylvie recently did continuing advanced study in Amsterdam, Dutch National Teacher Proficiency Course of Torchon Lace. She thoroughly enjoys sharing the world of bobbin lace making!
All materials are included with the cost of the workshop. Cost is $20 for Non Members/ $15 for Members.

http://www.tinkercottage.com/workshops.html
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens
815-964-2424

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History of Rockford: Blackhawk War to 1900

Event Dates and Times

3/19/2016
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent St., Rockford, IL 61102
The 19th Century saw Rockford and Winnebago County move from Winnebago Indian territory into a bustling settlement. Rockford was established in 1834 and Winnebago County was formed in 1836 from parts of Jo Daviess County and LaSalle County.
Join Executive Director Steve Litteral as he discusses the history of Rockford and the Winnebago County area from the Blackhawk War until 1900.
$5 per person, Members and Active Volunteers are Free
http://www.tinkercottage.com/lectures.html

1:00pm
Tinker Cottage Museum and Gardens
815-964-2424

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CPR for Your Silver Workshop

Event Dates and Times

3/5/2016 - Starts: 1:00 PM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent St., Rockford, IL 61102
Looking to bring that special family heirloom back to its original glory? Found an amazing deal at an antique store or junk shop you want to become a centerpiece in your home? Join us and learn how to safely clean them! Silver pieces can simple or exceptionally intricate with their engravings and etchings.
So many family heirlooms and prized museum collections often have several silver pieces. Silver collections can be a tricky item to care for. While they bring years and even generations of enjoyment, they can tarnish quickly if not properly maintained. The biggest question is how do you keep them looking their best without causing irreparable damage?
This is a workshop will consist of a brief discussion silver followed largely by the hands-on portion of the workshop, so come prepared! Please bring one small to medium sized silver piece to clean. All materials are included with the cost of the workshop. Space is limited to 20 people, so reserve today!
Cost is $40 per person, $35 for Members. We have a special offer for NEW Tinker Members, purchase a membership (individual or family) and register for the workshop for only $15! *Applies to new members only*
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens
815-964-2424

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Tinker's Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibit

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Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent St., Rockford, IL 61102
From the Renaissance to the 19th century, the cabinet of curiosities showcased the hobby that was collecting. During the Victorian era, people who were interested in science and the natural world would have a 'cabinet of curiosities' in their homes. These cabinets could either be a physical a piece of furniture—like a bookcase or shelf, or they may just be a simple box. They were often filled with many small drawers or stacking trays.
The 'curiosities' stored in the cabinets were any sort of natural specimens: seashells, fossils, mineral specimens, preserved animals, pinned insects, or even cultural objects like tools or clothes, from all over the world. Robert Tinker has such a cabinet. It resides in the upper left corner cabinet in the Library. Guests are not allowed to truly view the wonderful objects inside, due to the low balcony on the second floor of the library. Therefore, we have decided to open the cabinet and display all the wonders it holds!
The Tinker’s Cabinet of Curiosities exhibit will be on display from February 2, 2016 until June 30, 2016. The exhibit will be housed in the Red Room and is a part of the general admission tour. Please visit during tour times Tuesday through Sunday at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens
815-964-2424
www.tinkercottage.com

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Winter Lecture Series - Music of the 1930's

Event Dates and Times

2/28/2016
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Amber Bruns will combine slides and music to tell the stories behind the songs that defined the melodies of the times. See our website for more information: www.midwayvillage.com.
Adults $8, Students $6, Members $5

2;00pm
Midway Village, 815 397-9112, admin@midwayvillage.com

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Civil War Symposium - Clara Barton & the Volunteer Spirit

Event Dates and Times

2/21/2016
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Barbara Kay, an IL Humanities Road Scholar will deliver the story of Clara Barton's many activities besides being the founder of the American Red Cross. See our website for more information: www.midwayvillage.com. Adults $8, Students $6, Members $5

2:00pm
Midway Village, 815 397-9112, admin@midwayvillage.com

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Civil War Symposium - History to Hollywood

Event Dates and Times

2/15/2016
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Ian Hunt will use clips from the researched movie "Lincoln" to describe the historical events and its importance for modern day audiences. For more details see our website at www.midwayvillage.com. Adults $8, Students $6, Members $5

2:00pm
Midway Village, 815 397-9112, admin@midwayvillage

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Sock Monkey Madness Festival

Event Dates and Times

3/5/2016 - Starts: 11:00 AM - Ends: 4:00 PM
3/6/2016 - Starts: 11:00 AM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Midway Village Museum, Rockford, IL
A weekend of "Safari Adventure" including Make a Monkey Workshops, sock monkey hospital for repairs, games, crafts, vendors, and much more. Adults are $8, children 3-17 years of age are $5, museum members are free.
Kristen Hoeker at 815 397-9112 ext. 104

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Presidents and Patriots Family Event

Event Dates and Times

2/15/2016 - Starts: 11:00 AM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Midway Village Museum, rockford, IL
Celebrate President's Day with multiple games, crafts, and scavenger hunts to honor America's presidents and patriots throughout history. Activities include writing with feather quills, making freedom flags, firing the canon on the enemy fort, creating a new Lincoln penny, and more. All activities are included with the general museum admission which is $7 for adults, $5 for children 3-17 years of age, and museum members free.
Kristen Hoeker 815 397-9112 ext. 104

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