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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

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

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