Welcome to Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum
Murder Mystery Night, April 26th
Come and join Rose and her guests at her Victorian Light Party hosted in the lovely Tinker mansion! All games begin at the Barn and continue to the Cottage where guests will actively explore the public rooms. Light refreshments will be provided after the game. Period costumes are welcome, but not required.
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Feel the Life of Hawaii
May 20– December 14
Robert Hall Tinker was born in the Hawaiian Islands on December 31, 1836 to Rueben and Mary Throop Wood Tinker. The Tinker family moved to the Hawaiian Islands in the 1830s to become missionaries. Many early missionaries knew that they would probably never return home and devoted their lives to saving the souls of natives, or die trying. While there, the family was involved in many religious, ceremonial, and practical movements by both the Board of Foreign Missions and the native Hawaiians. When Robert Tinker was 10 years old, his father decided that it was growing harder to provide a good Christian upbringing to his growing nest and to continue with his missionary work. The family left the islands and returned to America with many artifacts, and unique experiences gained from their time on the islands.
Guided Tours are required for entrance into the museum:
1:00pm AND 3:00pm
Alice in Wonderland Themed Tea Party
May 31, 11:30am
The Mad Hatter, Alice, and the Queen of Hearts have decided to attend our tea and will be eating and talking with all of our guests.
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Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens
411 Kent Street
Rockford, IL 61102