Why ‘Swedishness’ Still Matters to Rockford

As the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford celebrates its 75th anniversary, it looks to the future as well as the past. But what does ‘Swedishness’ really mean, and how is it still influencing Rockford today?

Smart Living Weekly – July 22, 2015

  Festa Italiana Expands Entertainment Right in Our Region: Everyone is invited to become a part of Rockford’s Italian family at the 37th annual Festa Italiana July 31-Aug. 2, on…
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Holiday Happenings Shares Cultural Customs

The holiday season is a prime time for family gatherings, and a prime opportunity for sharing family customs. Discover how some of our local ethnic heritage museums are recognizing our region’s cultural traditions.

Smart Living Weekly – December 10, 2014

  Experience Cultural Holiday Traditions Right in Our Region: We all have our own special holiday traditions, and often, they’re based on our ethnic heritage, which we naturally commemorate this…
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The Next Picture Show, Dixon’s Evolving Masterpiece

Discover a nonprofit art gallery on a mission to celebrate art and music at every turn. Meet the dedicated volunteers who make this Dixon venue spin, and discover how it impacts the region.