Midway Village: Welcoming Spring, Sock Monkey Style

Midway Village Museum has plenty of fun and educational events happening this spring, well beyond a festival that celebrates the humble sock monkey. Find out what’s coming up this busy season.

Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far from home. Here are some excellent places to visit.

Smart Living Weekly – February 27, 2019

  Midway Village Museum Gears Up for Spring Right in Our Region: One sure sign that spring is on its way? Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, is launching…
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Smart Living Weekly – February 24, 2016

  Sock Monkey Madness Festival Bigger Than Ever Right in Our Region: When Midway Village Museum hosts an event, it doesn’t monkey around. And that goes double for the annual…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 4, 2015

  Sock Monkey Madness 2015 Right in Our Region: Among its many claims to fame, Rockford is home to the sock monkey, made from the red-heeled “Rockford,” the most popular…
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The Evolution of Toys

You’ll never guess what early game centered on choosing virture or ruin, as historian Gail Ravitts explains how toys evolved in the U.S., and which were made right here at home.

Events at a Glance: Recreation & Destinations

There’s so much to do in our neck of the Old Northwest Territory! Here are a few fun events coming up this winter.