Thu Apr 12 12:10:00 2018
Bring your brown bag lunch to the Museum’s continuing series, featuring engaging and enlightening topics for discussion. Join us the second Thursday of every month from now until May for a new topic to explore and discuss.
This month Mike Matejka, labor historian and Governmental Affairs Director, Great Plains Laborers’ District Council and editor of Grand Prairie Union News, will present a program on how McLean County grew and prospered thanks to transportation. This program will explore the Chicago and Alton shops on Bloomington’s West Side, Route 66, the expanding Central Illinois Regional Airport, and more to illustrate how transportation infrastructure was critical to our community’s growth.
This program is free and open to the public and will be held in the Gov. Fifer Courtroom on the 2nd floor of the Museum. This program is sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University, the McLean County Museum of History, and the Collaborative Solutions Institute.
Lunch & Learn