Smart Living Weekly – March 20, 2019

  It’s a School Day at ‘The Great War’ on April 5 Right in Our Region: On the weekend of April 6 and 7, Midway Village Museum will host the…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 5, 2017

  The Great War at Midway Village Museum Right in Our Region: On April 8 & 9, one century after the U.S. entered World War I, Midway Village Museum will…
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Smart Living Weekly – September 16, 2015

  World War II Days! Right in Our Region: Rockford will welcome some 1,200 re-enactors from across the nation on Sept. 26-27 for World War II Days at Midway Village…
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Know Your Neighbors: Tom Hauff

Military roots run deep in the family of this Glenview dentist, whose ancestors died fighting in the Civil War 150 years ago. Discover how three generations of war re-enactors are connecting with history.

30th Annual Autumn Pioneer Festival

Discover an annual festival that transports visitors back to the mid-1800s, as they learn about our region’s earliest settlers.

The Civil War: When They Marched to the Sound of the Guns

No battles were fought on Illinois or Wisconsin soil during the bloody Civil War, but many thousands of families in our region lost loved ones. Jon McGinty traces the journey of local soldiers on the sesquicentennial anniversary of our nation’s bloodiest war.

Rockford Re-Enactment Best in the Nation

Find out why more than 800 World War II re-enactors transform Midway Village into war-ravaged 1940s Europe each fall, and why Rockford’s event trumps others like it.