Flagg Township



Calendar of Events

September 2019

Then & Now Walking Tour, September 13, 5:30 pm - FREE!

Meet at the museum for a tour of Historic Homes led by Steve Frank.

Researching Rochelle Reception & Demonstration, September 22, 1 pm

The official dedication of the new research station funded by the RACF. Search the museum's digital archives collection, Ancestry.com, Newspapers.com & Fold3.com (historical military records).

October 2019

The Final Journey

Interesting facts about taking that final journey - an exhibition in our Cabinet of Curiosities.

Then & Now Walking Tour, October 11, 5:00 pm – FREE! Note earlier start time!

Meet at the museum for a tour of Historic Downtown. Last tour of the season!

S’Mores at the Museum, October 12, 12-4 pm

Toast your marshmallow and make a yummy s’more for only $1.00. It’s Hay Day in Rochelle!

Members Only Event, October 13, time TBD

To be held at the Flagg Rochelle Library in honor of the library’s new Newspaper Collection.

Hobo Travels, October 26, 7-8 pm at the Ken Wise Railroad Park FREE!

Gather around at the Ken Wise Railroad Park for stories of the hoboes who traveled the rails.

November 2019

Veterans Day at the Museum, November 10, 11-4 pm

Recognition of the military with special activities.

Decorate the Museum, November 30, 11-4 pm FREE!

Add to our longest paper chain - it stretches around 2 rooms at the museum - make a decoration or help put up the lights – it’s decorating for the season.

December 2019

Santa at the Museum, December 6, 4 -7 pm FREE!

Bring your Wish List for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Don’t forget your camera!

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 or April each year with a different topic each of the four nights. Recent programs included Whitcomb Locomotives, vintage baseball, grist mills, Del Monte in Rochelle, heirloom plants, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Watch our website and Facebook page to see what topics we will have in our next series.

Pal Colwill’s program on Del Monte in Rochelle

Railroad Days

Railroad Days in Rochelle are held the first weekend in June.
Many people come to Rochelle Railroad Park 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 Ice Cream Social

Mardi Gras


Heritage Festival float

Music Scene


Heritage Festival float

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Champagne Brunch!

Thanks to all our donors and volunteers too!

Spooky Flashlight Tour

Cajun Cuisine

Henry Henzie was a member of the honor guard for President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train
Spooky Flashlight Tour was held in October for many years and featured stories of real people from the history of Rochelle.

Mardi Gras

The Driscoll Gang at the jail

Music Scene

Spooky Flashlight Tour characters 2015

Mardi Gras

Come to help decorate the museum the Saturday after Thanksgiving

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

Cajun Cuisine

Santa with a young visitor 

Mardi Gras

Santa and Mrs. Clause with the elves 

Visitors in 2018!

Cajun Cuisine

Mardi Gras

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