Flagg Township



A Cemetery Walk with Rochelle Soldiers

was held at the museum on Thursday, May 26.

Go to https://youtu.be/3-ggGQfTvIY to see the video of the powerpoint

researched and compiled by Sally Sawicki. 

There is no audio and the fascinating details are not included.

We are hoping to reschedule the presentation but no date has been determined at this time.

Annual Events

The Flagg Township Museum hosts a variety of special events each year, below are descriptions and photos of a few of the events that have been held at the museum.


The museum holds a Chautauqua program in March with a different topic each of the four nights.

While this event was cancelled in 2020, programs in 2021 included the renovation from Lincoln School to Lincoln Arts Center, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turning 100 this November, and the Rochelle Woman's Club - all "gone but not forgotten".

In 2022 is all about home - "There's no place like home" - and will include Home vs Visitors, Counting Homes - Rochelle and the Census, A Countryman Home, and Safe at Home.

Watch our website and Facebook page for details about our next series.

Pal Colwill’s program on Del Monte in Rochelle in 2015

Railroad Days

Railroad Days in Rochelle will be held on May 21 & 22, 2022.
Many people come to the Ken Wise Railroad Park in Rochelle to view over 80 trains each day at the only railroad diamond in the State of Illinois.

In conjunction with their events, the museum invites visitors to view our railroad exhibits that include a railroad switch, blueprints of Whitcomb Locomotives and a bench from the Rochelle Chicago and Northwestern passenger station.

Railroad Exhibit

Heritage Festival

Cajun Cuisine


Heritage Festival Float

Mardi Gras


Heritage Festival Float

Music Scene


Heritage Festival

Ice Cream Social

Decorate the Museum

Watch for more information about 2022... a whole new idea!

Come decorate the museum the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Santa and Mrs. Claus
visit the Museum the first Friday of December

Cajun Cuisine

Santa with a young visitor 

Mardi Gras

Santa and Mrs. Claus with the elves in 2017

Visitors in 2020!

Cajun Cuisine

Mardi Gras

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