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Midway Village Museum

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Midway Village Museum

6799 Guilford Road

Rockford, Illinois 61107



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Type: MuseumsBuildings

Illinois Tourism District: Northern

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In this episode host Jim Wilhelm takes viewers on a trip to the Midway Village Museum in Rockford, IL. The Midway Village Museum is comprised of two main areas which are the village itself and main museum. The village is designed to give visitors a glimpse of rural like around the 1900s. It consists of both original buildings and scaled reproduction. Jim takes you on a tour of the general store, the print shop and the schoolhouse. But the village has many more build including a hardware store, seamstress' home, and a blacksmith. It even has a recreation of Rockford's first hospital. The second area that Jim tours is the main museum, which has the goal of teaching people about the history of the Rockford area. It has many displays that cover a wide verity of subjects form Rockford's furniture industry to the Rockford Peaches which was towns own All American Girls Professional Baseball team. He even uncovers the origin of the modern sock monkey!


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