WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
During your tour of the six galleries, you will learn about the various ethnic galleries, the traditions and culture, and Rockford's early history.
Ethnic Heritage Museum
• African American
• Irish Gallery
• Italian Gallery
• Hispanic Gallery
• Lithuanian Gallery
• Polish Gallery
Take a guided tour through this historic 1857 home. This beautiful landmark boasts of Greek Revival and Italianate architecture. The interior of the house still exhibits amazing artifacts and charm. Freeman Graham (b.1806) of Scott-English heritage had the house constructed before moving his family here from Connecticut. Later, Leo Ginestra, a Sicilian immigrant, marveled at the home's beauty and purchased it from the Graham family in 1927. Both families were involved in early Rockford history through their business empires and political enthusiasm. The interior of the house still exhibits amazing artifacts and charm.
A Historical Campus
ALL TOURS START AT THE ETHNIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
1129 S. Main St. | CORNER S. MAIN ST. AND LOOMIS
$7 Individual, $5 student, or $15 Family. Members are free.
Guided tours are available every Sunday from 2-4 PM.
Each ticket allows entrance into the six Ethnic Heritage Museum Gallery Exhibits, the historic Graham-Ginestra House, and the Heritage Museum Park! Parking is available at the Morgan and Main Street parking lot and on the street near the Loomis Street flag entrance.
Private or additional group tours may be scheduled throughout the week by calling the museum at (815) 962-7402. School and Scouting groups welcome with pre-arranged scheduling by phone or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.