Bringing the Midway Village Museum Archives Online For Public Use

Midway Village Museum, Rockford Illinois’ local history museum, is proud to introduce its online collections site. 2,200 of the most regularly requested images from the Museum's collection have been made accessible here. 

The site is keyword searchable. Each image has been uploaded as a low resolution watermarked file. High resolution copies of the images are available upon request by using the contact form. Please reference the Identifier Number (found on the information page for each image) with your request. 

This project has been made possible through grants from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board. 

Recently Added Items

John B. Whitehead

Whitehead, John B. - WW II.pdf

Born September 10, 1923, John B. Whitehead was drafted in 1942. He served in the Navy until 1947.

John T. Sowle

Sowle, John T. - WW II.pdf

Born 1920 , John T. Sowle joined the Marines as a pilot from 1942 to 1944. He died November 20, 2005.

Robert Persinger

Persinger, Robert , WWIIs.pdf

Born September 29, 1923, Robert Persinger was drafted in 1943 and became an Army tank commander. Persinger helped liberate the Ebensee Concentration…

Stanton Ragnar Olson

Olson, Stanton R. - WWII.pdf

Born January 16, 1923, Stanton R. Olson joined the Air Force from 1942 to 1945 as a navigator. He remained in the reserves and was recalled to…