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  • Rockford Peaches

    Rockford Peaches were a women's professional baseball team who played from 1943 to 1954 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  During this time the team became four-time champions.

  • Sock Monkeys

    The Sock Monkey Doll is an important part of Rockford’s history. We offer sock monkeys of many varieties, even those that are handmade right here in Rockford. These original Rockford socks gained notoriety when Sock Monkey Dolls began being sewn by hand across the US in the 1930s.  The sock monkey remains a popular pop culture toy today.

  • Sock Monkey Stories - A Series of Books

    Three different sock monkey stories all written by Barbara Gerry are a popular favorite in the Museum Gift Shop.  Barbara's great-grandfather, John Nelson patented the seamless sock knitting machine in 1880, which manufactured the Red Heeled work sock. 

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