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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 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