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Sesquicentennial Celebration

Rock Falls turns 150 in 2017!

New! Video of the Dedication of the RB&W District Green Space Park

Park Dedication 

 

New!  Video of the Time Capsule Excavation from July 24th, 2017 

Time Capsule 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events Held During Sesquicentennial Week

 

Monday, July 24, 2017

  • Opening of the Time Capsule

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dedication of the RB&W District Park @ 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

  • Air Celebration at the  Whiteside County Airport 1
  • Sesquicentennial Ball

Sunday, July 30, 2017

  • Historical Services at City Churches
  • Beard Competition Finals
  • Dedication of Peace Pole
  • Family Bike Ride
  • Heritage Sunday Community Worship Service at the RB&W Riverfront

Monday, July 31, 2017

  • 78th Annual Rock Falls Rotary Corn Boil
  • Historical Displays and Living in the 1800’s demonstrations
  • Open House: City of Rock Falls Electric Facilities
  • Farmers Market.
  • Presentation: Historic Hennepin Canal

Tuesday. August 1, 2017

  • Historical Displays and Living in the 1800’s demonstrations
  • Open House: Rock Falls Wastewater Facilities
  • Farmers Market
  • Presentation: 1867-1917- Mr. Russ Siefkin

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

  • Farmers Market
  • Open House: Rock Falls Police & Fire Departments
  • Historical Displays and Living in the 1800’s demonstrations
  • Family Bike Ride
  • Presentation: 1918-1967- City Clerk Eric Arduini

Thursday. August 3, 2017

  • Farmers Market
  • Historical Displays  and Living in the 1800’s demonstrations
  • Open House: Street Department
  • Presentation: 1968-2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

  • Farmer’s Market
  • Open House: Rock Falls Water Department
  • Music on the Riverfront at the RB&W Riverfront

Saturday, August 5, 2017

  • Fire House of God Fire Museum Tours
  • Arts/Craft Show
  • Sesquicentennial Parade
  • Children’s Events West 2nd Street
  • Street Dance
  • Fireworks Gala

 

Sesquicentennial Committee

The City of Rock Falls Sesquicentennial Committee planned the event for over a year. They opened a Sesquicentennial Store / Headquarters at 110 West 2nd Street. This small group of dedicated volunteers were what made this Sesquicentennial Celebration a huge success, and the highlight of the Summer of 2017 for Rock Falls, Illinois.