A Fundraiser for History Education!
It’s time to turn the clocks back to the 1970s with a festive and lively look at the Bicentennial of the United States. The Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to historical events leading up to the creation of the United States. The Bicentennial culminated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
As a guest, you’ll enjoy both the foods and culture of this important era in history in the beauty of the outdoor Victorian Village in the summertime. The dinner is similar in style to a progressive dinner, visiting various historic buildings to sample cuisines from different cultures.
This year’s featured cultural groups:
Coalition of Latino Leaders
Swedish Historical Society
Laotian Cuisine – Prairie Street Brewing Co.
American & Irish Cuisine – Midway Village Museum
Rockford Bank & Trust
Midland States Bank
Jim and Julie O’Rourke
The evening finale invites guests to gather inside the 1905 Red Barn to enjoy a slice of classic and delicious Bundt cake, music from the 1970s performed by “That Gurl,” and dancing. $55 per person.
You may purchase admissions online at www.midwayvillage.com or at the Museum Gift Store