An exhibit just opened at Midway Village Museum chronicling the diverse history of fighting fires in Rockford and it's a must see.

As stated, it really is hard to believe that the Rockford Fire Department has been protecting the people of Rockford, Il for so long. The new exhibit at Midway Village Museum features much of the equipment and tools that have been used to fight fires over the last 160 years.

Midway Village Museum is located at 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61107. For operating hours, admission and other museum information, visit their website here.

From Midway Village Museum's Facebook page:

Midway Village Museum, the best institution for collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of the Rockford region, is committed to educating and enriching our community by providing state-of-the art exhibits, programs and events.