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...
Pasta, pizza, risotto, chianti, spumoni and more. Today's Rockford Region still reflects the cuisine and culture of early Italian immigrants. Many of their descendants are serving up the best in Italian dishes today. Check out any one of these restaurants and instantly be transported into old Italy...with a modern flair.
Did you know Rockford is the home of the sock monkey? Learn more interesting facts about our region.