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Ethnic Heritage Museum

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Race & Ethnicity


1129 S.Main St.Rockford, IL 61101 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The purpose of this not-for-profit Ethnic Heritage Museum shall be to promote, preserve, and maintain the historic integrity of all ethnicities in Rockford and especially those who settled first in the southwest segment of the city - African American, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian and Polish. The EHM shall promote the economic and residential growth of southwest Rockford. The EHM shall cooperate with other museums so as to promote and aid in the above and in tourism.


The Ethnic Heritage Museum recently purchased the historic Graham-Ginestra House which was built in 1857 and is located next to the museum. This house is on the historic registry of Historic Places and is open for tours. Call to schedule a tour at one or both sites. The museum needs volunteers interested in preserving Rockford's early history. Please contact the museum to explore your volunteering opportunity! CALL 815 962-7402 FOR INFO. Both sites open every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Welcome Center 1129 S. Main St. 61101


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