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"Farming in the Great Corn Belt" exhibit grand opening event

Sat Mar 25 10:00:00 2017

The Museum’s next new permanent “Challenges, Choices & Change: Farming in the Great Corn Belt” will open to the public on Saturday, March 25.

This new exhibit will feature artifacts, images,video, digital inter-actives, and other hands-on activities, connecting visitors to McLean County’s rich farming and agricultural history.

Festivities for the grand opening will begin at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting followed by an 11 a.m. program by Don Meyer, exhibit co-curator. There will also be a mini-Farmers’ Market with a selection of regular Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market vendors: PrairiErth Farm, Epiphany Farms, Ropp Jersey Cheese, Above Normal Eggs, Huelskoetter Pork, and the DBA.

Family friendly activities will include butter making (featuring Kilgus Farmstead Creamery), a QR code scavenger hunt, fun with McLean County Ag in the Classroom Coordinator Bridget Caldwell, and more! These events are free and open to the public through 1 p.m. All exhibits will be open and free until 5 p.m. thanks to exhibit support from COUNTRY Financial, GROWMARK, and Illinois Farm Bureau.

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