Irish


Irish Gallery Exhibit Through July 2014
 
"Irish Heritage of Rockford Diocese Bishop David J. Malloy and the Irish Roots of Prior Diocese Bishops"

This exhibit features pictures and research gathered for each Irish bishop who served in the Diocese. Touring this gallery gives one an opportunity to stay a while and enjoy

 this experience.


Walt Boothe "Irish Gallery Man of the Year
Walt Boothe was honored as the Irish Gallery Man of the Year Sunday, June 8 in the Lockwood Gallery of the museum. He is pictured with his family. Walt was born in Ireland and his family settled in Rockford. Walt has a record of 46 years in the Rockford banking business. .He  is vice president of Riverside Community Bank in Rockford. He has been a Rockford Memorial Hospital Development Foundation board member since 1973, Arc board member, Blackhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts of America board member, United Way campaign officer, Winnebago County Public Safety Commission director as well as serving the community in various volunteer positions. Walt was also a 2013 Excalibur Nominee.



 
 
 
Irish Danny McDade

Walt Boothe 2014 Man of the Year

Visitors are welcome to stop Sundays from 2-4 p.m. to see this fascinating exhibit of Walt's years in Rockford and learn about his Irish heritage.
For prearranged week day tours please call  815 962-7402.