Honoring Our History
Make sure you check out Ethnic Heritage Museum when you're searching to learn about the local history the lives right here in Rockford, IL! Come check out their six fascinating galleries devoted to the primary immigrant groups that settled in southwest Rockford, African-American, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian and Polish.
Take a trip through their displays of the early Rockford area with vintage maps, everyday artifacts, antique clothing and more! Visitors (of all ages) can come walk through and learn about the Old World and their customs, as well as traditions. Their historical photographs help to tell the stories of the earliest settlers who established factories near the old "waterpower district" and built their homes nearby.