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Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum

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Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum stands due to the vision of Winnebago County residents who wished to honor the memory of those who fought in defense of the United States of America. Today Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum still stands to honor the area’s veterans, a living memorial to those men and women who served and are still serving in our nation’s armed forces.

Dedicated in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt with these words “No fitting memorial could be erected to the men who fought, than a hall such as this - a hall beautiful because of the uses to which it is consecrated”. Visitors are greeted with three floors of exhibits featuring local Veterans of all United States conflicts with artifacts donated throughout the years.

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  • Admission: Free admission; donations welcome
  • Directions: From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west 6.5 miles on Business 20, which becomes one-way as Jefferson St., to Wyman (first street after the bridge over Rock River). Turn left (south) on Wyman to Mulberry. From I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main). Go north on IL 2 to the downtown area. Park in lots at Wyman and Mulberry or along the Rock River behind the Rockford Public Library across Wyman. Entrances to Memorial Hall are on Wyman and on N. Main. Free parking in the lot on the south side at Mulberry and Wyman.
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
    Closed Sundays and Mondays
    Docent Guided Tours: Tuesdays 11:00am and Wednesdays 1:00pm
    Saturday hours and private group tours available by appointment
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  • Parking - Free:
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  • Admission Free:
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  • Brief History/Description: Veterans Memorial Hall was constructed in the Greek revival and classical building style at the request of the citizens of Winnebago County to honor area veterans. Today, just as when it was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt on June 3rd, 1903, Veterans Memorial Hall stands to honor all veterans. It has rental space available and is a great place to hold your event. The hall is visually appealing and intellectually stimulating with artifacts from various wars and campaigns on display.
  • Food & Beverage - Outside Catering Allowed:
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  • Description Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum is visually appealing and intellectually stimulating with artifacts from various wars and campaigns and is a great place to hold your next event.

    Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum’s rental program consists of three areas available at affordable rates. A Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum Rental Agreement is required for all rentals. There is never a charge for Veterans originizations events.

    Lower Level Conference room - Up to 50 guests
    Library - Up to 75 guests
    Auditorium - 200 guest in main level with 150 guest seats in balcony

    Rental agreement and pricing is available on our website www.VeteransMemorialHall.com
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5000
  • Number of Rooms 3
Lincoln Lyceum
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 50
  • Height: 24
  • Booth Capacity: 450
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Library
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 900
  • Width: 28
  • Length: 40
  • Height: 12
  • Booth Capacity: 75
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 625
  • Width: 25
  • Length: 25
  • Height: 8
  • Booth Capacity: 50
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
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