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Ethnic Heritage Museum/Graham Ginestra House
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Name Ethnic Heritage Museum/Graham Ginestra House
Address1129 South Main St.
Rockford, IL 61101
Brief DescriptionSix Ethnic Galleries and Historic Graham Ginestra House

Registration: Ethnic Heritage Museum Welcome Center 1129 So. Main St. Rockford, Illinois 61101
Hours: Sundays 2-4 p.m. Call 815 962-7402 to schedule a docent guided group tour other week days.

The Ethnic Heritage Museum opened in 1989. The museum has six ethnic galleries with frequently changing exhibits: African American, Hispanic, Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, and Polish. These galleries represent the ethnic groups that immigrated to this part of Rockford where the city began. The Lockwood Gallery offers additional space for workshops and meetings.

In 2016 the museum purchased the Graham-Ginestra House next door which offers tour opportunities as well. The property is on the National Register of Historic Places in the U.S. This Greek Revival, Italianate architectural style jewel was once lived in by two prominent Rockford families. Today visitors can tour inside the house to view hand painted wall and ceiling murals and unique artifacts still present. The grounds include Victorian features such as an Ogee arch, flower garden and gazebo.

For information on current exhibits and upcoming events visit our website at Admission is $5 student, $7 adult and $15 family for a tour of the Ethnic Heritage Museum, Graham-Ginestra House or both sites. Please call the museum @ 815 962-7402 to arrange a group tour.

Phone 1(815) 962-7402
Handicapped AccessibleYes
Time Allowance1-2 hrs.
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Last Updated10/5/2018
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