Welcome to The Rockford Burns Club

The oldest social ethnic organization in Rockford, Illinois

 

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Welcome to the homepage of The Rockford Burns Club

The portrait of "The Bard", Robbie Burns, was painted by reknowned artist George Robertson, and presented to the Rockford Burns Club in 1875. It has presided over every annual Robert Burns Banquet since.

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  • Formed in November of 1858, The Rockford Burns Club is the oldest continuous social and ethnic organization in the city of Rockford, Illinois, and one of the oldest Robert Burns clubs in both the United States, as well as Internationally.
  • If you would like to know more about the rich history of Scottish heritage in the Rockford, Illinois area, the book "'To the Immortal Memory' - A History of the Rockford Burns Club" is available for $5.00 plus $5.00 USPS Priority Mail.
    It is 64 pages of interesting reading, written by G.Douglas Nicoll, Ph.D., Professor of History - Beloit College, Ret.
    For more information about The Rockford Burns Club, or to request your copy of "The Immortal Memory", contact us via the email link below.
  • Check out our latest Newsletter on the Newsletter page.
  • We thank Walkers Shortbread for being an ongoing supporter of the Rockford Burns Club through their GENEROUS donation of their fine shortbread products at our various events!!!
  • Saturday, April 5th, 2014 is the date of our Annual Tartan Day Observance Celebration at Rockford's Memorial Hall at 211 N Main St - across from the main Rockford Public Library building.   The ceremony begins at 1:00 PM followed by cake and refreshments!!!!
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