It’s time to turn the clocks back to the 1970s with a festive and lively look at the Bicentennial of the United States. As a guest, you’ll enjoy both the foods and culture of this important era in history in the beauty of the outdoor Victorian Village in the summertime. The dinner is similar in style to a progressive dinner, visiting various historic buildings to sample cuisines from different cultures.This year's featured cultural groups:
Coalition of Latino Leaders Swedish Historical Society Laotian Cuisine - Prairie Street Brewing Co. American Cuisine - Midway Village Museum
The evening finale invites guests to gather outside the 1905 Red Barn to enjoy a slice of classic and delicious Bundt cake, music from the 1970s performed by “That Gurl,” and dancing.
The 4th annual Rockford Plate is a fundraiser in support of history education at Midway Village Museum.
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.