Celebrate with the Ethnic Heritage Museum at March 27 fund-raiser

Staff Report

Rockford’s Ethnic Heritage Museum (EHM) presents its annual fund-raiser “Celebrate with Us” from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford.

Tickets to the event are $45 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for children, or $360 for a reserved table of eight.

The fund-raiser will recognize the holiday traditions of African-American, German, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish pioneers who were the first to ford the Rock River and build what would become the city of Rockford.

A silent auction and raffle tickets will also be part of the event.

Located in a historic, six-room 1890 home, the EHM houses fascinating gallery displays of the six primary immigrant groups that originally settled in southwest Rockford: African-American, Irish, Lithuanian, Polish, Italian and Hispanic.  The museum’s mission is to preserve these and other cultures in the city. The museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-exempt.

To make reservations for “Celebrate with Us” or for more about the EHM, visit www.EthnicHeritageMuseum.org or contact Barb Berman at (815) 289-3551.

From the March 12-18, 2014

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