The Hispanic Gallery of the Ethnic Heritage Museum is showcasing five of Rockford's earliest Mexican Settlers and Families. Everyone's story is unique; driven by experiences, memories, people, traditions, and circumstances.
Join us as we share the stories of some of Rockford's earliest Hispanic settlers. From heartbreak and love to business and philanthropy, we are honored to share the stories of these local families:
* Maurilio & Carmella "Carmen" Cruz * Frank & Mary Carmona * Armando & Rebecca Luna * Esteban & Lucille Martinez * Dolores & Maria "Jesse" Mendez
A special presentation of each family's life and history will begin at 2:30 PM. (Light refreshments to follow) Both, the Ethnic Heritage Museum and Graham-Ginestra House will be open for tours before and after the presentation. This is a free event, but donations are appreciated