Ethnic Heritage Museum

Explore the local history of the primary immigrant groups that settled in southwest Rockford with a visit to the Ethnic History Museum. Tour the six galleries dedicated to African American, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, and Polish immigrants of yesteryear. Through displays of early Rockford maps, everyday artifacts, vintage clothing, and more, visitors of all ages can learn about old world customs and traditions. By comparing with current lifestyles, the Ethnic History Museum strives to bridge the gap between yesterday and today by encouraging visitors to relive the past with a clear focus on Rockford’s future.

Contact Info
Address: 1129 S Main St, Rockford, IL 61101. Winnebago County. Tel: 815-962-7402. Website: www.ethnicheritagemuseum.orgHrs: Sun. 2PM-4PM, Daily by appointment.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies

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