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. 2,000 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

Woodward Governor Conference Representatives.

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This photograph depicts representatives from the Woodward Governor Company at the Sixth Annual Prime Mover Control Conference. The names of the fifty…

Woodward Governor Delegation in Germany.

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A black and white photograph of four unidentified men from Woodward Governor in Germany. A Woodward Governor machine is visible in the background…

Architectural Drawing, Woodward Governor Co.

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This architectural drawing, rendered by the Kresselt Company (lower right corner), shows the Woodward Governor Company within an industrial cityscape,…

Hetty Church's Retirement Day, Woodward Governor Co.

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Wearing a bouquet, Hetty Church is pictured proffering a cup of coffee on her retirement day from Woodward Governor in 1973. For an additional view,…