Northwest Quiz: 100 Years Ago, World War I

The war set into motion decisions and actions that still impact us today. Test your knowledge about this globe-altering event.

The Birth of a ‘Jenny’

Once the most common airplane in North America, the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny inspired a generation of early aviators. Now, a group of dedicated aviation enthusiasts at Poplar Grove Airport is building one – and they’re doing it from scratch.

It Was ‘Only’ the Flu

Scientists call the Spanish flu of 1918 “the mother of all flu pandemics” because every pandemic since has evolved from it. Could such a pandemic happen again? Janine Pumilia explores the Spanish flu and its connections to World War I.

World War I: A Forgotten American Legacy

Though it pushed the United States onto the world stage, World War I also left unresolved numerous ethnic, religious and geo-political conflicts still facing us today. A century later, Jon McGinty examines its legacy in our region.

Midway Village: A Great Place to Experience Local History

Whether you visit the history museum indoors or the Victorian village outdoors, Rockford’s amazing history museum provides many chances to engage with the stories of the people who’ve shaped our region.

Smart Living Weekly – January 25, 2017

  Connect with History at Midway Village Museum Right in Our Region: You can always learn about World War I from a textbook or TV show, but it’s a much…
Read More

Smart Living Weekly – March 30, 2016

  The Great War at Midway Village Museum Right in Our Region: Midway Village Museum will present “The Great War: World War I” on April 9 and 10, the largest…
Read More