The air is crisp and so are the apples: It's Fall in Rockford! Come see what sorts of autumn adventures await you in the region.
Ethnic Heritage Museum Exhibit - Escaping Slavery
August 16, 2015 - November 15, 2015
Recurring weekly on Sunday
Times: Sundays 2:00pm-4:00pm | Tours on other days available by appointment
Freedom for African Americans began with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Most people know about the Underground Railroad and how it enabled slaves to escape to freedom before 1863. Illinois was a "free state" but it also played a vital role as part of the Undergrou...
Our calendar of events is jam-packed with family festivals and fun! There are so many things to do in Rockford that you will probably find yourself running out of time. From a SPLASHtacular day at Magic Waters Waterpark to the weekly downtown farmer's market on Fridays, Rockford City Market, there's always something going on in the Rockford Region.
Did you know Rockford is the home of the sock monkey? Learn more interesting facts about our region.