Need some last minute gifts? The Museum has you covered! Come on down to our gift shop and discover some wonderful stocking stuffers! In addition to dozens of books pertaining to local history and Lincoln, there are many unique items for the folks on your Christmas list!
Greeting Cards with photography by Karen Ament, $3
Long-time resident of Bloomington-Normal, Karen documents farmsteads, fields, and barns with her camera and prints the beautiful images out on quality stationary.
33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band CD-- “Hardtack & Coffee", $10
The 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment has roots in Normal with the formation of the “Normal Rifles," who would become Company A of the 33rd. The infantry grew to include companies from all over central Illinois. This band is a recreation of the actual Civil War-era band, complete with period instruments, many of which date to the 1860s. Musicians and historians alike would enjoy this CD!
Here's your chance to buy a one-of-a-kind game all about Bloomington-Normal! All proceeds from this go to the Child Protection Network.
McLean County Museum of History Souvenir or Gift Membership
Have a family member who is a fan of the Museum? They might enjoy a tote bag with our logo ($10), a soup mug ($6), or a framed canvas print of our dome ($20-$100). Or, better yet, give a gift that benefits the recipient as well as our organization-- a membership. Click here to learn more about membership benefits, including discounts at other historic sites throughout the U.S
I <3 History
Give history lovers young and old alike a chance to show it with this fun T-shirt!
Pages from our Past, $10
This excellent compilation of the weekly “A Page from our Past" Pantagraph column (written by our very own Museum Librarian Bill Kemp) will thrill any McLean County native or resident. History comes alive in 75 different stories about past events, tragedies, celebrations, people, and places. Don't miss out!
Penny the size of your hand! $2.75
These pennies are so popular it's hard to keep them on our shelves! They are the perfect addition to a child's stocking this season. They are three inches in diameter and you can choose from the 1909 penny or 1972. '
Replica 1969 Illinois State NCAA champion baseball cap, $40
If you haven't heard about this fabulous, limited edition cap we are selling, please visit this page to read all about it! This is a great gift for Illinois State alums and baseball fans.
As if you needed any more reasons to come to our gift shop, we are also having a clearance sale-- 50% off all clearance items! This does not include any of the aforementioned items, but does include a wide assortment of books and other media. Be sure to drop by and have a look, the sale ends December 31.