Rockford Bicentennial

Rockford Bicentennial Celebration

Activities planned for the Rockford Bicentennial Celebration in 2020

Just a list of a few things we will be doing in 2020! This list will continue to grow so check back often!
  • Fireworks to start the new year
  • New year's ballroom gala
  • Guest speakers each month
  • Grand parade
  • Time capsule dedication
  • Barn quilt tour & garden tour
  • Rockford street history tour
  • Sale of historical items and shirts
  • Throwback baseball game
  • Baseball & softball tournaments
  • Christmas in Rockford


Just as fabric quilts have their own unique history, so do barn quilts.  Even though the name implies that an entire quilt is painted on wood, it generally is only a single quilt block.  After blocks are painted, they are hung on the sides of barns or on front porches or simply just put in the yards.

Beginning in the early decade of the 2000’s , barn quilts started showing up again, which is also when the first BARN QUILT TRAIL began which originated in Ohio.  A Barn Quilt Trail consists of many quilt locations throughout the area which are mapped together and used by travelers who visit Barn Quilt Trails.

It is the hope of the Rockford Area Development Corporation to set up a trail bridging the gap between Lima and Spencerville to the one ending in Berne, Indiana with the trail ready for visitors beginning the year of our Rockford Bicentennial in 2020.



Order your Rockford Bicentennial commemorative hats & polo shirts!

To order, download and complete the order form and return by email to Lisa Kuhn and Mike Schumm.

Smooth micropique polos that wick moisture and resist snags.

  • 3.8-ounce, 100% polyester tricot
  • Snag resistant & Moisture-wicking
  • Double-needle stitching throughout
  • Tag-free label
  • Taped neck & Flat knit collar
  • 3-button placket with dyed-to-match rubber buttons
  • Set-in, open hem sleeves
  • Armhole accent & Side vents