A Change Through Time:
A Photographic Exhibit of the Tinker Cottage
February 3- June 28, 2015
The landscape surrounding Robert Tinker’s Swiss Cottage has changed dramatically over the past 150 years. Originally, the area was used as pasture lands when Robert had the ambitious desire to scoop up the property and begin building. Throughout the years, Robert toiled to create the ideal landscape on over 27 acres of land, in the heart of downtown Rockford. Due to a variety of factors, the current landscape does not reflect the ideal that had been created on the Tinker estate.
Visit our Exhibits page to learn more!
Tinker Swiss Cottage is going Out of the Box in May!
Tinker Swiss Cottage is a proud participant of the Out of the Box Movement in partnership with Rockford Lutheran Schools!
The Out of the Box Movement is a celebration of creativity and innovation the entire month of May. Check out our Out of the box events and so many others by visiting http://rockfordlutheran.org/out-of-the-box.
Speakeasy Murder Mystery
May 23, 2015 6:00 pm
Dust off your flapper dress, zoot suits and Tommy guns and get ready for your Roaring Twenties Murder Mystery Party! Visit our Murder Mystery page for more details!
All who attend are participants in the Murder Mystery. Dinner is not provided, however light refreshments will be served after the game is complete.
Explore Rockford's Roots
May 31, 2015 1-3 pm
For the second year in a row, Tinker Swiss Cottage, Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, and the Ethnic Heritage Museum will partner with SWIFTT and seven eateries to bring this cultural tour of Rockford's southwest district. Tinker Swiss Cottage will be offering a first floor tour of the Cottage every 20 minutes from 1 -3 pm. Tours are limited to 15 people at a time. Visit the Explore Rockford's Roots page for more information
Alice in Wonderland Tea
June 6, 2015 11:30 am
Come and enjoy Tinker's Alice in Wonderland Tea. Enjoy three delectable courses of scones, various kid approved sandwiches, along with an array of desserts to compliment your endless amount of tea.
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. The Queen of Hearts demands that every tea guest participate in a game of croquet otherwise, OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!!
$20 for adults Tinker Members $15 for adult
$10 for Children ages 4-12 $5 for Children ages 4-12
Children under 3 are free Children under 3 are free
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