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Presidents' Day Open House: Constitution U

Mon Feb 19 12:00:00 2018

Give me a “C”! Give me an “O”! Give me an “N”! Wow, “constitution” is a longer word than you think. But, “U” get the point. Mark your calendars now for Monday, February 19, 2018 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. and join the Museum for its sixth Presidents’ Day Open House: Constitution U. Grab a college-ruled notebook and a freshly sharpened pencil, and come prepared to be schooled in all things constitutional!

Do you have a strong constitution? Or is it weak? If Article II of the Constitution established the executive branch of government in 1787, how might Article 2.0 read differently in 2018? Reflect on 200 years of Illinois history since the first signing of our state’s constitution two centuries ago. Cast your vote for the coach (err…president) who will lead your team to victory. Redefine the meaning of the phrase “daily constitutional.” Do all this and more to graduate with honors from Constitution “U”!

Family-friendly activities will include a mock election, crafts, games, and some sweet treats to help celebrate the many ways that “we, the people of the United States of America” have made, and will continue to make, the Constitution a document of the people. Remember, there are many “I”s in “constitution,” but only one “U”!

Connect Transit to Join the Fun

Connect Transit will be joining the Presidents’ Day festivities at the McLean County Museum of History on Monday, February 19. Never been on a city bus before? Climb aboard and check it out!

Are you planning to vote in the next election? Connect Transit will be offering mobile voter registration. Want to know more about the history of Downtown Bloomington’s iconic architecture? Try out the Museum’s new 360-degree virtual tour with your own phone and Google Cardboard—without even leaving the bus!


Connect Transit will be parked on Washington Street outside the entrance to Museum from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Keeping with the theme “Constitution U,” other family-friendly activities will include a mock election, crafts, games, and some sweet treats from Denny’s Doughnuts and Bakery to help celebrate the many ways that “we, the people of the United States of America” have made, and will continue to make, the Constitution a document of the people. Remember, there are many “I”s in the word “constitution,” but only one “U”!

Study up, and we will see you in February! This event is free and open to the public. All ages are invited to attend.

Presidents' Day Open House: Constitution U