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Erlander Home Museum

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The cultural centerpiece of Rockford's Swedish-ancestry community, Erlander Home Museum is located in Rockford's first brick home, built by John and IngaStina Erlander family in 1871. Restored to its original Victorian decor, the twelve-room home features collections that include Rockford-made furniture, a renowned collection of more than 50 dolls created by Charlotte Weibull and many artifacts recalling Swedish immigration to northern Illinois and Rockford's Swedish heritage.

Don't miss the Midsommar festival in mid-June; the Annual KUBB Tournament in early June; Julmarknad in late November;  Lucia in early December; Camp Sweden, a youth camp, in July; and Swedish language classes offered in the fall and spring.

Attraction
General
  • Admission: $5 for non-members; group rates for 10 or more available, call in advance.
  • Directions: From I-90 and E. State St. (U.S. Business 20): West on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 251 (S. 2nd St.). Turn left on IL 251 and stay on S. 2nd St. when 251 turns at the next block. Continue south to Grove St. Turn left (east) on Grove to 3rd St. Museum is on the SE corner. Park on street. From the south, I-39: Exit west on Bypass 20 to IL 251 (11th St.) Follow IL 251 north, which will turn on Harrison and then Kishwaukee, and turn left on Grove St. after passing 5th Ave./College.
  • Hours: Museum tours by appointment only. Please allow 48 hour advance notice.
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