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Family Workshop - German Printmaking

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
During this workshop create your own work of art by using linoleum carving techniques. Take your printing block out to our village and operate a civilwar era printing press to transfer your design to paper. complete the experience in our Immigrant exhibit and learn about our German ancestors. Drop in amytime during the day. All instruction andmaterials are free with museum admission.

Katie Kelley. 815 397-9112 ext.106


Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Surfacing July 10th-12th, the first annual Subfest! The Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Rahr West Art Museum, and Capitol Civic Center will be hosting this event. There will be plenty to do, such as new exhibits at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Rahr West Art Museum, classic WWII submarine movies at the Capitol Civic Center, outdoor vendors, fireworks, family activities, and more! Check out our website for a schedule of events and more information!

Karen Duvalle, 920-684-0218x105

A Change Through Time: A Photographic Exhibit of the Tinker Cottage

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102
A Change Through Time: A Photographic Exhibit of the Tinker Cottage. February 3-June 28, 2015. This exhibit focuses on the changes to the Cottage and the landscape from the first recorded photographs ever taken of Robert Tinker’s property, to the last photographs taken by the Tinker family. The tour focuses on the five main areas of the Tinker Estate: the main drive, the formal gardens, the working farm, and the bridge view. Captured in the timeless photographs is a remarkable visual history of the 150 years of change to the Tinker Estate. General Tours are every Tuesday-Sunday at 1:00 & 3:00. Cost is $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 children age 5-17. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Garden, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102.

Ashley Downing

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.


Burpee Museum, 815.965.3433