- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Ethnic Heritage Museum closed in January, reopens Feb. 2
• New exhibits to include ‘A Salute to Early Black Religious Leaders’ and ‘Italian Linens and Wedding Dresses,’ among others
Rockford’s Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., will be closed the entire month of January for program and new exhibit planning. The museum will reopen from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 2, with its newest exhibits, which are as follow:
• African-American Gallery — “A Salute to Early Black Religious Leaders”;
• Italian Gallery — “Italian Linens and Wedding Dresses”;
• Irish Gallery — “Irish Heritage of Rockford Diocese Bishop David J. Malloy” and the Irish roots of prior diocese bishops; and
• Polish Gallery — “Pope John Paul II,” with memorabilia.
The museum welcomes visitors every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Preregister for tours other days by calling the museum at (815) 962-7402.
Entrance to the museum is on Loomis Street in the new Lockwood Gallery addition, which provides space for workshops, programs and visiting school groups.
The museum is handicap accessible. Visit www.ethnicheritagemuseum.org.
From the Jan. 8-14, 2014, issue