Ethnic Heritage Museum spring events

The Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., has a number of events planned for this spring.

April—See the special display about Emily Guagliata, sister of Father Anthony Marchesano, founder of St. Anthony of Padua Church. Emily Guagliata was an accomplished pianist and teacher of piano. She taught the Italian language for more then 30 years with the Adult Education Program in the Rockford Public Schools and Rock Valley College. Many people recall this lady and her dedication to Italian culture.

May 2—The Museum joins with the Rockford Dance Company to present a beautiful tribute to spring. The young ladies will dance around the Museum’s own Maypole created by John Gagliano. Come and watch the beautiful old dance forms and see the gorgeous ribbons of various spring colors intertwine with the lilting music of ages gone by. Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

June 6—The Museum’s famous pork chop dinner with all the trimmings will be served from noon to 4 p.m. for $6. South Main Street will again be closed so the Rockford Park District Show Mobile can be set up for non-stop entertainment. This is the 14th annual International Ethnic Music Festival. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. Your ticket allows you entrance to the museum and a chance to win an attendance prize. Bring the family, as there will be many events for the children.

The Ethnic Heritage Museum is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. You also may call 962-7402 or 877-2888 for a special tour of eight or more people.

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