The story of Yes, Virginia is based on historical truths when eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon asked her father, Dr. Phillip O'Hanlon whether or not Santa Claus existed. Dr. O'Hanlon encouraged his daughter to write a letter to the editor of The Sun, a popular New York newspaper back in the mid to late 1800s. And so, the story of 'Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus' was born.
Directions: Nordlof Center – 118 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to Wyman (first street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn left (south) on Wyman to Mulberry. From I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). North on IL 2 to the downtown area. (S. Main becomes Wyman, one-way north). Park in lots at Wyman and Mulberry.