Midway Village – multiple events

Midway Village WWII Days     2010

Midway Village WWII Days     2010

Midway Village WWII Days    2010

Midway Village WWII Days    2010

Midway Village WWII Days     2010

Midway Village WWII Days

Source: Rockford Register Star 9/27/2010

Midway Village Monkey Madness

Source: Rockford Register Star 3/4/2011

Midway Village Monkey Madness

Source: Rockford Register Star 3/6/2010

Midway Village Heritage Garden Days

Source: Rock River Times Vol. 18, No. 41 Aug 3 – 9, 2011

Midway Village Car Show

Source: Rock River Times Sept 7-13, 2011 Vol. 18, No. 46

Midway Village WWII Days 2011

Source: Rock River Times, Sept 28 – Oct 4, 2011 Vol. 18, No.29

Midway Village Winter Lecture Series

Midway Village Old River Tales
Midway Village American Chautauqua

Source: Rockford Register Star 6/4/2011

Midway Village Perryville Path

Source: Rockford Register Star 9/27/2012

Midway Village RMS Titanic

Source: Rock River Times Apr 18 – 24. 2012

Midway Village Picture Day

Source: Rockford Register Star 11/16/2012



Monkey Business – 2004, sock monkeys

Monkey Business - 1

Source: Rockford Register Star April 1, 2004

Monkey Business - 2

Midway Village – 2008

Severin Lake crop

Seven acres of land was donated by the Severin Family in 1999.

Midway Village opened to the Public in 1974.  The first paid employee was in 1980.

It was created by Harlem, Rockford and Swedish Historical societies in 1968.

There are 25 buildings; 12 of them are originals and 13 are reproductions.

6799 Guilford Rd.

Byrnes, David  crop

David Byrnes has been the president of Midway Village Museum since 1999.

Brown, Mowry house

The Mowry Brown house was built in the 1840’s, near the present day YMCA camp on Rt. 2.


Source: Northwest Quarterly Magazine, Summer 2008,  Vol. 5, No. 2




Rockford Historical Society

Rockford Historical Society

6799 Guilford Rd.

Rockford, IL  61107


Nuggets of History Editor        [current, 2014]

Rockford Historical Society

654 Castle Wynd Drive

Loves Park, IL  61111


2014 Officers:

Scott Lewandowski, President

Carol Fox, Vice-President

Thomas Powers, Editor-Publisher

Linda Robertson, Treasurer

Gail Zahm, Secretary


Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Society

“The Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Society is planning some special ceremonies for Memorial Day. The public is invited to the unveiling of a tribute to Vietnam soldiers who never made it back home. “Faces of Heroes: Soldiers of History” is the theme of pictures of the fallen warriors. Ceremonies start at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 26, at the Vietnam Veterans LZ Peace Memorial (just outside Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford.)”

“These are soldiers who are already listed on the memorial wall in Washington, D.C. , but previously had no pictures to go with the names. Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has worked for a year finding pictures of the veterans on the wall.”

“Nich Parnello, president of the Vietnam Veteran’s Honor Society………”

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Source:  Rock River Times, May 21-27, 2014; by Susan Johnson, Copy Editor