Mendelssohn Leaves a Mark on Local Culture

Source: Northwest Quarterly, Summer/Fall 2019

Rockford Garden Club, 1970-1971 – Calendar of Programs

Source: Rockford Garden Club Booklet

Mendelssohn Club – 1941


1937 Clubs in City Directory listing

Source: 1937 McCoy’s Rockford City Directory, pages 841 and 842

“College, Hospital are Beneficiaries of Lathrop Estate” – 1952

Source: Rockford Register-Republic June 5, 1952

Rubin, George

has been cast in leading role of “Man of LaMancha” at Rock Valley. The production will be staged July 29 – August 9 at RVC. In addition to the role of Quixote, Rubin will play Miguel de Cervantes and will also play Alonso Quijana. Rubin has ben in many Rockford Civic Theater productions – “Funny Girl, “Can-Can,” and “Pajama Game.” Also in “Look Homeward, Angel” and has appeared in many Mendelssohn Club operas

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/21/1970

WWII – Marines Istad, Cpl. Lloyd


son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Istad, 1237 Charles St. Former carrier and salesman for Rockford Morning Star. He is now stationed in Hawaii after serving more than 18 months in the South Pacific. He enlisted in November 1942 received boot training in San Diego. Cpl. Istad was a member of the Mendelssohn Club, he is  brother of Leonard Istad, Navy fireman, first class, brother of Pvt. William Istad, Marine

Source: Rockford Morning Star 12/10/1944