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Finding Home exhibit shows life of the 1920 immigration in Rockford


Many gathered at a local museum to see what live was like for early Rockford immigrants.

Finding home: The Immigrant Experience, showed at Midway Village Museum Sunday.

The interactive play allowed the audience to meet several characters to discover what life was like in the 1920's for newly arriving immigrants in Rockford.

The hour-long program highlights the difficulties immigrants faced, some of which many immigrants still face today.

"This nation was built by immigrants," said Jessica Macdonald, the author of Finding Home: The Immigrant Experience. "And even though it's not always easy to be accepted when you're from another country, America is known for being the Melting Pot, and Rockford was no exception in that."

The Immigrant Experience will show Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m.

The admission cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children, and Midway Village Museum Members are $7.

Spaces are limited. Midway Village asks that tickets are reserved two days in advance. To reserve, call 815-397-9112 or email

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