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.

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Hrs: Sun. 2-4 PM, or By appointment.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

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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

Hrs: Sun. 2-4 PM, or By appointment.

History Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

A history museum or historical museum is a museum dedicated to presenting artifacts and exhibits reflecting the history of a particular nation, local level or a specific historical prospective or period.

History museums and historic houses or sites constitute the largest number of museums in the United States.

View Lesson Plan>>

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