You’re invited to Sock Monkey Nelson’s Birthday party!
• Make a sock monkey with the help of our talented museum staff at the Make a Monkey Workshop. • On the hour, more in-depth guided instructions provided for the sock monkey dolls limit is 10 visitors per hour. • Sock Monkey patches and repairs at the Sockford General Hospital. • Accessory kits ($5 each) to dress up your monkey. • Themed games and crafts throughout the museum for children of all ages. • Meet Sock Monkey Nelson to give a Happy Birthday greeting • Merchandise sales for all things Sock Monkey for both you and your sock monkey. • Food, snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Make-A-Monkey Workshopee: $20 fee per kit which includes all supplies to create a Sock Monkey. Choose from pink, blue, red, green, yellow, and traditional brown socks. Assistance from experienced staff available in a group setting, basic sewing skills are needed. May take up to 2 hours to sew your handcrafted sock monkey.
This family event is for all age and held in the Main Museum Center. Visitors have the opportunity to view the permanent exhibits while attending the special event. Rain or shine event – no refunds.
Directions: Midway Village Museum - 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): Go west on E. State to Perryville Rd. Turn right (north) on Perryville to Guilford Rd. (about 1 mile). Turn left (west) on Guilford Rd. to museum entrance on south side of street. From the south: I-39 to I-90 (north, toward Wisconsin) and proceed as above. From IL 251 or IL 2 and Business U.S. 20: Go east on Business 20 to Mulford Rd. Turn left (north) on Mulford to Guilford and turn right (east). Look for the signature Millhouse by the entrance gate.