Honoring Our History


TOUR INFORMATION: Ethnic Heritage Museum is open every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Visit six ethnic galleries and learn about Rockford's early history.Tours may be scheduled through the week by calling the museum at (815) 962-7402.  School and Scouting groups welcome with pre-arranged scheduling by phone or emailing ehm1129@comcast.net. Parking is available at the Morgan and Main Street parking lot and on street near the Loomis Street flag entrance. Museum is handicap accessible.

ADDED TOURS: Graham-Ginestra House is another site. This historic 1857 house is open for tours every Sun. from 2-4 p.m.
The Achitectural Style is Greek Revival, Italianate. Freeman Graham of English heritage had the house constructed before moving his family here from Connecticut. Later Leo Ginestra a Sicilian immigrant lived in the house with his family. Both families were involved in early Rockford history. The interior of the house still exhibits amazing artifacts and charm.

WELCOME CENTER FOR ALL TOURS: ETHNIC HERITAGE MUSEUM 1129 S. Main St. - CORNER S. MAIN ST. AND LOOMIS
SPECIAL ADMISSION PRICE: one site or both $7 Individual, $5 student or $15 Family.
*Call 815 962-7402 to pre register for group tours other days. 



Ethnic Heritage Museum Gallery Exhibits and Graham-Ginestra House - Visit Sundays 2-4p.m. See Holiday 2017 Exhibits!
Private prearranged tours can be arranged other days by calling 815 962-7402 or email:ehm1129@comcast.net
  • African American Gallery  - "Merry Christmas Exhibits" and "Kwanzaa"
  • Irish Gallery- "Nollaig Shona"  (Merry Christmas to You)
  • Italian Gallery - "Buon Natale" (Good Birth)         
  • Hispanic Gallery - "Feliz Navidad" ( Happy Holiday or Merry Christmas)
  • Lithuanian Gallery - "Linksmu Kaledu  (Merry Christmas) 
  • Polish Gallery - "Wesolych Swiat  (Merry Christmas)
  • Graham-Ginestra House - "English Christmas Traditions Exhibits"

 
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