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The Roaring Twenties


Experience what the Prohibition Era was like in 1920s Rockford, Illinois!

Visit the hidden speakeasies scattered throughout the village as you learn about the Prohibition Era in Rockford. Costumed interpreters and period re-enactors really bring the 1920s to life. There will be vintage cars, 1920s music, temperance marchers, bootleggers and distilling practices, gangsters, G-men, bank heists, and more! Don't miss it!

Many of our members and other visitors to this popular, annual Living History event also get into the act with their own 1920s garb, so feel free to join in. Of course, period clothing is optional, but always welcome!

Visit Our Main Museum Center

Like to learn more about daily life during this often turbulent period? Your Roaring Twenties ticket is also your pass to Midway's Museum Center for the day, so you and your guests can learn even more about living in Rockford in the early 20th century - from the main street stores people shopped at to a glimpse inside a typical home. Plus, see galleries dedicated to the agricultural milestones and manufacturing processes that helped fuel later American prosperity.

The Roaring Twenties
  • August 3, 2024
  • Midway Village Museum
  • $15 – Adults (13+) | $12 – Child (5-12) | $13 – Seniors (62+) | Free - Children (0-4) | Member admission is FREE