Selected Community Events
Egg Artistry Show and Sale
Midway Village Museum 6799 Guilford Rd Rockford, Il
Exhibits by artists from 9 states. Learn about centuries old art forms. Marvel in viewing art created with real egg shells. Charming Rockford merchandise for sale in the Gift Shop. Food and sancks for purchase.
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.
Discovery After Dark – Ugly Christmas Sweater Night
Discovery Center Museum 711 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103
Grownups (21 and older), release your inner child and experience Discovery
Center’s fun exhibits--without the kids! Wear your most hideous holiday
sweater and compete for prizes, and take part in indoor holiday hijinks! Take
sides in a fruitcake chucking war, juggle tinsel, make your own peppermint,
create your own ornament, shop for unique gifts in our museum store where
you’ll receive 20% off! Food available for purchase. Cash bar provided by
Kryptonite. Make your reservations online at www.discoverycentermuseum.org
or by calling 815-963-6769.
Kim at (815) 963-6769
The Dapper Gentleman Exhibit
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102
The Dapper Gentleman exhibit, September 28- December 15, visually explains what it was like to grow up as a male during the Victorian Era while focusing on the artifact remains of the Tinker family. The exhibit begins by exploring childhood and what was typical in regards to toys, dress, and parents attitudes towards children. The artifact remains of Theodore “Teddy” Tinker describe in detail some of the more peculiar Victorian trends when it came to childhood. The journey continues into adulthood where it diverges to illuminate leisure time verse work time. The work life of Robert Tinker was typical of many middle to upper class men of Rockford in the 19th century. Not only did Robert work in an office as an accountant and salesman but he also had luxurious gardens and ample farm land that needed regular care and maintenance. Work days were long and grueling but with the advent of new technology in-part to the Industrial Revolution, many Victorians were able to enjoy more relaxed time than their parents or grandparents could ever dream of. Experience the various leisure activities of Robert Tinker from drawings to furniture manufacturing, past habits to practical jokes. $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum 411 Kent Street, Rockford Il 61102. 815-964-2424