Welcome to Midway Village Museum

In the above Illinois Adventure video, host Jim Wilhelm of WTVP takes viewers on a trip to the Midway Village Museum in Rockford, IL.

Welcome to the award-winning Midway Village Museum! The museum campus sits on a 148-acre campus conveniently located near I-90 in Rockford, Illinois. The museum is comfortably nestled among trees to create a beautiful ambiance at any time of the year. Our Victorian-era Village and Main Museum Center are centrally located on the campus within walking distance of each other.

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Upcoming Events

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  • 22
  • April

Rummage SaleMinks to Sinks Rummage Sale

at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 6
  • May

Village Opens for SeasonVictorian Village Opens For Seasonal Tours

Thurs - Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm (May 6-31)
Tues - Sun:  11:00 am - 4:00 pm (June - Aug.)

Delve into our acclaimed "Many Faces, One Community" exhibit with a virtual, 360-degree, interactive tour.

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Midway Village is open year around.

Education Resources

The Midway Village Museum Education Department offers a wide variety of history themed programs and events for all ages covering time periods from early pioneer settlement through World War II. Our education staff prides themselves in providing quality history programs that are interactive and hands-on whenever possible to interpret the rich history of Rockford and the northern Illinois region. Whether you are looking for a group tour, dynamic guest speakers, exciting school field trips or a new way to make your classroom come alive…we have the program for you.

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Exhibits

Our handicap accessible Main Museum Center offers visitors the opportunity to engage and explore history through interactive exhibits in the more than 20,000 square feet of gallery spaces. In addition to our acclaimed new, "Many Faces, One Community" exhibit that showcases the "turn of the last century" immigrant experience in America, our Main Museum Center houses six exhibition galleries, collections storage, classrooms, workrooms, administrative offices, library, audio-visual room, and the Museum Gift Store. This section includes links to some of our most popular exhibits.

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Support Midway Village

Help us preserve Rockford's rich history for future generations.

We would like to thank all of our generous donors, corporate sponsors, volunteers, and others who make Midway Village Museum possible. If you would like to help, there are many ways to support Midway Village Museum. These ways include Membership, Sponsorship, Donating Time or Money, Planned Giving, Artifact Donation, and more.

Volunteer at Midway

Are you energetic and enthusiastic and willing to share your time and talents with us? Become a part of our volunteer team, and enjoy the many benefits associated with the program.

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Join or Donate

Become a Midway Village Museum Member today. Benefits include free admission to many special events at Midway Village and much more. It's fast and easy to sign up or make a donation online.

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Midway Village Rentals

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