What is Blyth Memorial Hall and why is it in a park?

A few months ago, the Blythe Memorial Hall in Rockford, Illinois, was named after the Illinois congresswoman who was killed in Chicago on September 12, 1965.But the stone’s history goes far beyond that.The Blyths have been here since 1792, when the first Blytha family was moved from their farm in Blyoth, a small town in …

Which statues are in danger of disappearing?

On Friday, Memorial Hall Museum in Rockford, Illinois, lost one of its many statues in the aftermath of the shooting.The bronze statue, titled “I am an American Hero,” was placed on a pedestal in the park.The sculpture was originally intended to commemorate a local police officer who died in the line of duty.The statue was …