Midway Village Museum

This museum and living history village preserve the history of the Rockford County area. The village represents Illinois life at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century and features a general store, print shop, blacksmith, town hall, police station, and farm houses. Go on a general museum tour with costumed interpreters, and learn about Rockford’s industries and many immigrants. Guided tours of the village engage students with hands-on activities like food preservation, early electricity, crafts, folk tales and nursery rhymes, and more. Combine the village and museum tour for a comprehensive look at Illinois and local history!
Contact Info
Address: 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107. Winnebago County. Tel: 815-397-9112. Email: cherie.bertsch@midwayvillage.com. Website: www.midwayvillage.com. Hrs: Vary by season.
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Language Arts/English, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue