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At a young age I remember going to Sinnissippi Park in June for a huge celebration kind of oblivious

Veterans Memorial Sites in the Region

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 1:00 PM by Chenaire Barmore

Rockford is home to many solemn memorial sites to honor those who have served in the military and

Rockford Women’s Suffrage Plaza

Author: Mary McNamara Bernsten, Executive Director of the Rockford

Black. History. Month.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:00 AM by Guest Blogger

In the year of 2021 there are so many milestones that can be celebrated. There are so many

As a Rockford native, I can't believe it took me 26 years to finally visit Tinker Swiss Cottage

Battles and Pyrotechnics at Midway Village

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:47 PM by Elizabeth Miller

On nice days, one of my favorite things to do is take a relaxing walk around the path at Midway Village Museum. It's so peaceful out there in the wide open spaces and the woods. This weekend, the space will look just a little bit different... Imagine this entire space being transported back to the 1940s. Welcome to World War II Days!

Batter up, hear that call ...

Monday, August 29, 2016 1:43 PM by Josh Albrecht

Baseball takes center stage as the International Women’s Baseball Center moves to Rockford; annual

A mentor of mine once told me the best ways to learn in life are by reading and talking to people. I read as much as I can, but when it comes to social understanding I find the latter is more rewarding. Going different places and speaking to people from different backgrounds gives you a genuine perspective on the true mindset of your community. "Community" is a word we all use and interpret differently.

Famous Females of Rockford

Monday, February 22, 2016 2:49 PM by Guest Blogger

History and social studies have always been my favorite subjects in school. Rockford has and is producing so many accomplished, upstanding citizens. Look up any list of “famous people from Rockford, Illinois.” the list is so long with people from all different professional fields it will make your head spin. George Santayana is credited for the famous quote “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” However, in regards to these seven famous Rockford ladies, I would be honored to follow in their footsteps.

Murder at Tinker Swiss Cottage

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:01 AM by Elizabeth Miller

It was a cold and snowy night...when I was a witness to a murder at Tinker Swiss Cottage! Ok don't