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?

NWQ Getaway Guide, Spring/Summer Edition

A great weekend’s journey is right inside our region. Here are some of our area’s excellent places to play.

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.

Getting to Know Rockford’s Historic Homes

Rockford’s bold entrepreneurs in the 1800s established banks, built furniture, opened factories and built a thriving economy. Gail Ravitts provides a glimpse of these local titans’ grand homes.