Craig Hart, business leader, volunteer, and Historic Downtown Bloomington preservationist
Educators and civil rights activists who helped increase access to higher education and housing for minorities and improved childhood education
Jesse Smart, three-term Mayor of Bloomington and volunteer
Judy Stone, volunteer and activist who co-founded the local branches of Amnesty International, Habitat for Humanity and International Women
State Farm is a 2017 Dome Sponsor of the Gala.
The Museum's History Makers Gala is not affiliated with the organization The HistoryMakers, which is a Chicago-based group that documents oral histories of African-Americans.
The Gala will be held at the Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center, at Illinois State University.
Promote your business or organization's brand at this high-profile event. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. The Museum Board is made up of many community leaders, including top executives and retirees with State Farm, COUNTRY Financial, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University and other leading organizations and businesses in Central Illinois.
You will reach an engaged audience that is educated, affluent, and deeply involved in making our local area a better place to live and work. The Gala is a great way to connect with our audience while demonstrating your commitment to the community by supporting the Museum's high-quality educational programs, award-winning exhibits, first-rate research facility and 100+ years of service.