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A Team of Their Own - Exclusive Rockford Movie Premier

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
This is a documentary film honoring the achievements of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League 1934-1954 by Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. As you enter the premier on the Red Carpet you will get to have your picture taken with today's Rockford Peaches dressed in historic uniforms. There will be time following the 53 minute show to ask questions of the film's director. You can tour the museum and see the exhibit featuring the Peaches and view recently restored original footage of the Peaches playing ball. Tickets are$10 for the general public and $8 for museum members and are for either showing with popcorn and soft drinks available for purchase, as well as Peaches merchandise.

On-line at midwayvillage.com after August 3 for tickets or at the Museum Store. Available also at the door. 815 397-9112


All Hallow's Eve: Robin Hood's Enchanted Woods

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Children can Trick or Treat throughout the Victorian Village and do craft projects, and play games. From 4:30 to 8 pm visit the enchanted woods! Families will tour scenes and meet characters from the legend of Robin Hood Save Maid Marian, joke with the Merry Men, keep an eye out for the Sheriff of Nottingham, and be amazed at the archery skills of Robin Hood himself!! Snacks from Morkes Chocolate and Veebo Pizza will be available. Cost is $6 for adults and $6 for children. Museum members are free as well as children under 3!! Tickets are available in advance after September 29 on line or at the museum store or at the gates on the day of the event.

midwayvillage.com or 815 937-9112


Mexican Sugar Skulls, a Family Event

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
The Day of the Dead is a popular Mexican celebration and extends around the world. It's a day of remembering family by dressing in bright colors, building altars, and leaving gifts for their departed loved ones. You will get to decorate your own sugar skull while exploring the influence of our Mexican immigrants. You will be ready early for this Holiday at the end of the Month!! This activity is free with museum admission.

midwayvillage.com or 815 397-9112


Scarecrow Harvest

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, create your scarecrow with clothes from home or purchase on-site, make a harvest craft to take home, play games, and square dance in the historic barn. Starting at 2 pm, enjoy live entertainment by Pint Size Polka. Morkes Chocolates and Zammutos will have their specialties to fill your hunger! Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Members are free. Tickets are available in advance beginning on Sept. 2 at the Museum store or on-line.

midwayvillage.com or 815 397-9112


Greek Mosaics Family Event

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Our focus is on the Greek immigrants and their families who made Rockford their home. Greece's incredible history is full of art, culture, craft making, and oral history. We will explore the importance of the Greek goddess Persephone, celebrate the turning of the seasons, and make your own glass tile mosaic to take home. This event is free with museum admission.

midwayvillagemuseum.com or 815 397-9112


Main Street Market - Urban Farmgirl

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL61107
Over 70 vendors from around the Midwest will be selling vintage, re-purposed, and hand-made goods. While strolling the tents for unique items and gifts, enjoy 3 stages of music throughout the day and purchase food and beverages from local vendors. Porters will be available to help transport large items to your vehicle. If you pre-purchase your tickets, you will be entered in a drawing for three great prizes.

Urban Farmgirl at 815 985-9918 or www.mainstreetmarketrockford.com


Hometown Heroes: Rockford's Vietnam Veterans

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Local veterans will share their displays of photos, artifacts, and stories. Displays will include Medical MASH units, scrapbooks from Gold Star Mothers, Medal of Honor winners, POWS, Purple Heart Society, and officers. At 2:00 - 4:00 pm there will be a public forum on the Vietnam War.
Adults $7, Children $5, Museum members free

Midway Village Museum 815 397-9112 www.midwayvillage.com


Burpee's New Traveling Exhibit- Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep!

Burpee Museum of Natural History 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103
Take the plunge into the deep, dark, Savage Ancient Seas! It is the world of the late Cretaceous period-over 70 million years ago! Filled with huge carnivorous marine reptiles with double-hinged jaws and teeth in the middle of their palates, gigantic flesh-eating fish big enough to swallow an adult human being whole, flying reptiles with 3-foot skulls, and the biggest sea turtles to have ever lived!

Exhibit opens to the public January 17, 2015, and is here until September 7, 2015.

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE!

Burpee Museum, 815.965.3433