MIdway Village http://northernpublicradio.org en Area Museums Win Awards From State Association http://northernpublicradio.org/post/area-museums-win-awards-state-association <p></p><p>Several area museums have won awards from the <a href="http://www.illinoismuseums.org">Illinois Association of Museums</a>.</p><p>Rockford’s <a href="http://www.midwayvillage.com">Midway&nbsp;Village</a> won Certificates of Excellence for the educational program “<em>100<sup>th</sup></em><em>&nbsp;Anniversary Titanic Steerage Supper” </em>and for Social Media and Websites. The <a href="http://www.sycamorehistory.org/">Sycamore History Museum</a> won a Certificate of Excellence for the exhibit “<em>Why Sycamore Works.”</em></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:33:00 +0000 Guy Stephens 18823 at http://northernpublicradio.org Midway Village Museum's 1900 America Chautauqua http://northernpublicradio.org/post/midway-village-museums-1900-america-chautauqua <p>Are you familiar with the word, &quot;Chautauqua?*&quot; It refers to an institution that flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries providing popular entertainment and education in the form of lectures, concerts and plays -- often presented outdoors. Classical WNIU encourages you to experience this tradition brought back to life at the Midway Village Museum in Rockford, June 9th and 10th. In fact, John Heyl** Vincent -- a former Rockford minister -- was one of the founders of the Chautauqua movement, named for Chautauqua County, New York where the first gatherings began. Fri, 25 May 2012 23:53:21 +0000 WNIU 12352 at http://northernpublicradio.org Midway Village Museum's 1900 America Chautauqua