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Of This Place

Of This Place: Native Nations in the Rockford Region

A Temporary Burpee Museum Exhibition

Brought to you by Chicago Blackhawks Foundation & BMO Harris Bank

The Burpee Museum invites you to experience our newest contemporary exhibition “Of This Place.” This exhibition is a collaborative effort between the Burpee Museum and Native people from the Ho-Chunk, Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe Nations, curated by Starla Thompson (Forest Band Potawatomi).


Be inspired by contemporary and traditional artworks and learn about the histories of the four represented Nations from their own cultural educators, and artists. Experience the living cultures, languages, and history of the Native American people who are of this place.


Grand Opening Celebration July 29, 2022
General Public Opening Date: July 30, 2022