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Ethnic Heritage Museum

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Six nationalities that helped shape the cultural region are represented in this home museum, built in 1850. Located in the heart of the old water power district, the house features a room for each ethnic group it represents: African American, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, and Hispanic.

Call to confirm hours and admission fees.

Visit the website for information about current exhibits.

Visitors can receive a docent guided tour every Sunday to see exhibits. The museum is handicap accessible with admission: $3 student, $5 adult and $10 family. Tours may be scheduled other days by calling the museum at (815) 962-7402.

The Graham-Ginestra House and Ethnic Heritage Museum are located in the newly named Heritage Museum Park. Visitors may check in at the Ethnic Heritage Museum - corner of Loomis and S. Main St. - for a tour of both locations.

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  • Admission: Suggested Admission: $5 student, $7 adult, $15 family, members free
  • Directions: Heritage Museum Park Welcome Center, Ethnic Heritage Museum - 1129 South Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 | Graham-Ginestra House – 1115 S. Main St., Rockford, IL 61101 ----- From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.): West 6.5 miles on Business 20 to IL 2 southbound (S. Church St.-S. Main St.). Turn left (south) on IL 2 for a little over one mile. Museum is on the right-hand side of S. Main Street. ----- From I-39: Go west on Bypass U.S. 20 to IL 2 (S. Main St.). Turn north on IL 2 to the museum on the west side of the street. ----- Parking is available on the street or in the lot on the corner of S. Main St. and Morgan Street, north of the museum park.
  • Hours: Sunday 2:00pm-4:00pm. Closed in January. Group tours can be arranged by calling the museum.
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  • Parking - Free: