Flagg Township



When you visit the museum be sure to see the new exhibit on the second floor...

"Getting Down to Business in Rochelle"

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.

 The museum is just starting to schedule Chautauqua 2024. Have an idea for a presentation? Give us a call.

The 2023 line-up of speakers brought a new perspective to history, creativity, our surroundings, and high school athletics. Don't miss any of these interesting presentations.

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 20 & 21, 2023.
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


Founders of the Festival

The 1997 Champions!

Winner of the Grand Marshall Award

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!

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