Sorority visits Ethnic Heritage Museum

During the month of March, which is Women’s History Month, the Ethnic Heritage Museum has spotlighted outstanding women in our community for their unselfish contributions to improving the lives of our citizens.

Join the Museum from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 25, when the women of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will visit.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., is a leading national service organization that has supported such groups as the NAACP, NCNW, Leadership conference on Civil Rights, National Urban League, March of Dimes, and the Martin Luther King Center for non-violent social change.

The sorority’s focus is on sisterhood, scholarship and service. Their projects included Operation BigBookBag, Wee Savers, Project Reassurance, Habitat for Humanity, Project Africare and Project Mwanamugimu.

The Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., in Rockford, is a six-room house built in the 1850s. A distinct ethnic group sponsors each room in the house: African-American, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish and Hispanic. A visit to each room gives insight into the values, culture and traditions of each of these groups, and an appreciation of the contributions these groups made to life in Rockford.

The museum is open every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. To visit the museum is free to all members. For non-members to visit this unique exhibit, the cost is $3 and $1 for children younger than 12.

Tours can be arranged by contacting the Ethnic Heritage Museum 815-962-7402.

The Museum is handicap accessible.

from the March 21-27, 2007, issue

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