Events & Programs

Looking for something new to do? Check out our upcoming events and programs. Tune into a livestream, or watch a recording of a past program on our YouTube channel.

2024 History Makers Gala
Tuesday, June 18th
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Each year, the History Makers Gala recognizes long-standing residents whose outstanding, life-long contributions of time and ta...

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Guided Social Justice Walking Tour
Monday, June 3rd
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The McLean County Museum of History is offering a Social Justice Walking Tour on Monday, June 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. to explore loc...

Narrative Threads: Community Quilting with Illinois Art Station and Community Partners
Saturday, June 8th
10:00am – 1:00pm

Five years ago, in May 2019, Illinois Art Station embarked on a community quilt project to celebrate and commemorate the thread...

Narrative Threads: Community Quilting with Illinois Art Station and Community Partners
Saturday, June 22nd
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Five years ago, in May 2019, Illinois Art Station embarked on a community quilt project to celebrate and commemorate the thread...

Futures in History Camp 2024
Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 28th
9:00am – 4:00pm

Futures in History Camp 2024 is coming! This 5-day camp experience includes facilitation by Museum staff and other experts, all...

For kids
Museum and Visitors Center closed for July 4th
Thursday, July 4th
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Museum and Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will be closed in observance of the July 4th holiday. We will r...

Plan Your Visit

With five exhibit galleries, a hands on Discovery Room, and four floors of Museum to explore, there's a lot of history to get caught up on. So let's cover the essentials to help you plan your Museum visit.

Exhibits

Explore the rich history of McLean County in our five permanent exhibits, hands on Discovery Room, and numerous displays. Our online exhibits bring McLean County history to you, wherever you are.

Research

The Museum has thousands of online and on-site resources for researching local history topics and genealogy. These are some of our most popular resources.

Learn

Our educational programs reach thousands of students, seniors, and community members each year.


Become a Member

Want free admission to the Museum every day of the year? Or invitations to special member-only events? Becoming a member is a meaningful contribution to the Museum's mission of preserving local history. Plus, enjoy reciprocal benefits at over 400 museums & historic sites in the U.S. through the Time Travelers Program.

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Become a Volunteer

We provide rewarding opportunities for active volunteers and flexible positions for occasional volunteers too.

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Cruisin' with Lincoln on Route 66 Visitor's Center

Cruisin' with Lincoln on Route 66 Visitor's Center contains a gift shop and local tourism information. We feature locally produced products, Abraham Lincoln souvenirs, and Route 66 souvenirs. When you visit the Museum, you will enter and exit through the Visitors Center!

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