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6th Annual History Makers Gala


  • Craig Hart
  • Craig Hart
  • Craig Hart, business leader, volunteer, and Historic Downtown Bloomington preservationist

    Full BIography

  • Jeanne and Charles Morris
  • Jeanne and Charles Morris
  • Educators and civil rights activists who helped increase access to higher education and housing for minorities and improved childhood education

    Full Biography

  • Jesse Smart
  • Jesse Smart
  • Jesse Smart, three-term Mayor of Bloomington and volunteer

    Full biography

  • Judy Stone
  • Judy Stone
  • Judy Stone, volunteer and activist who co-founded the local branches of Amnesty International, Habitat for Humanity and International Women

    Full biography

Thank you for attending the 2017 History Makers Gala. To nominate a senior to be honored next year, please visit this page

Buy Tickets

Please check back in May 2018 for ticket information.

  • General Public
  • $60
  • Museum Members
  • $50

Become a History Makers Gala Sponsor for 2018

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.


If you have questions or would like to become a Museum or Gala sponsor, please contact Director of Development Lauren Lacy at (309) 827-0428 or llacy@mchistory.org.