Brooklyn, New York
August 28, 2004
Midway Village is a museum featuring 24 historic buildings including a town hall, fire station, police station, carpenter shop, bank, blacksmith shop, print shop, a hospital, a one room schoolhouse, law office and a variety of homes.
There are five different galleries. At the Local History Gallery you can learn about the Rockford Peaches - remember "A League of Their Own"? Rockford was home to one of the first 4 charter teams from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The Industrial Gallery features Rockford's industries and products that are made locally. The Aviation Gallery is home to the 1928 Greater Rockford Aircraft and Rockford's first aviators are featured. There's the Swedish Singers Gallery and a gallery with traveling exhibitions.
The Old Dolls' House Museum features antique and handmade dollhouses. The Old Millhouse is a working replica of a water powered machine shop.
May - September: $5 Adults + $3 Kids (ages 3-15)
October - April: $4 Adults + $2 Kids (ages 3-15)
closed on Mondays: May - August
closed on Mondays + Sundays: October - April
open during the hours of 11 - 4
daily tours at 11, noon, 1, 2 + 3
From journal Highlights from My Childhood Town