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Tuesday, December 11

Yoga History Under the Dome

Starts at 11:00 AM

Join Carmen Champion of Main Street Yoga for this 5-part program focusing on the historic principles of yoga.

Originally, yoga looked very different than the Downward Facing Dog now represented on Instagram. Understand how a deeply meditative practice evolved into a workout. Learn how different cultures shaped the modern-day understanding of the practice and why yoga has survived for thousands of years. Build your own meditation or yoga practice by developing a more enriched understanding of yoga culture.

This free, public program will be held in the Museum’s Governor Fifer Courtroom.

Thursday, December 13

Lunch and Learn: Eva Ferguson presents Slovak Christmas Traditions Past , Present and the Future

Starts at 12:10 PM

Eva Ferguson, Faculty member, School of Music at Illinois Wesleyan will be our guest speaker. Ferguson, a native of Slovakia, will take you through the past, present and future of Christmas in her home country. How did the pre-Christian pagan traditions era evolve over the centuries? How did Christmas survive the communist anti-Christian ideology? Why are the presents from Baby Jesus being replaced by presents from Santa Claus? Learn about Slovak Christmas traditions, food, and music, and taste some traditional Slovak Christmas cookies called medovníky.

Tuesday, December 18

Carols at the McLean County Museum of History

Starts at 7:00 PM

One of Bloomington-Normal’s most popular holiday concerts! Get into the holiday spirit with the ISU Civic Chorale! Come and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the beautiful and historic courthouse inside the McLean County Historical Society while listening to the beautiful voices of the ISU Civic Chorale. 

Special guest artists include the a cappella group Beauties and the Beat performing highlights from their holiday concert Christmas Dreaming. Seats fill quickly so please come early! 

Admission is free but donations are encouraged and appreciated. All money collected will go to the ISU Civic Chorale.

Monday, December 24

Museum Closed for Christmas Eve Holiday

Starts at 9:00 AM

The Museum and Visitors Center will be closed to the public on Monday, December 24 for the Christmas holiday.The Museum and Visitors Center will resume operations on Wednesday, December 26, at 9:00 a.m. We thank you all for your consideration and we are sorry for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, December 25

Museum Closed for Christmas Holiday

Starts at 9:00 AM

The Museum and Visitors Center will be closed to the public on Tuesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.The Museum and Visitors Center will resume operations on Wednesday, December 26, at 9:00 a.m. We thank you all for your consideration and we are sorry for any inconvenience.

Monday, December 31

Museum Closed for New Years Eve

Starts at 9:00 AM

The Museum and Visitors Center will be closed to the public on Monday, December 31 for New Years Eve.The Museum and Visitors Center will resume operations on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. We thank you all for your consideration and we are sorry for any inconvenience.