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.

Member Appreciation Month
Wednesday, November 1st – Thursday, November 30th

Members make our mission a reality. To express our gratitude, we are offering a month filled with member-exclusive events, dis...

First Friday: Christmas Under the Dome
Friday, December 1st
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Join the Museum on Friday AND Saturday for free, festive fun during Christmas Under the Dome!...

Christmas Under the Dome: Saturday Celebration
Saturday, December 2nd
11:00am – 2:00pm

Join the Museum on Friday AND Saturday for free, festive fun during Christmas Under the Dome!F...

Lunch & Learn: Relocating the Nativity in Song and Celebration with Adriana Ponce
Thursday, December 14th
12:10pm – 1:00pm

Bring your lunch and head over to the Museum (or to youtube....

Lunch & Learn
Online + In Person
Crafting History: Embroidering Festive Felt Ornaments
Tuesday, December 19th
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Join us for Crafting History: Embroidering Festive Felt Ornaments on Tuesday, December 19, at 6 p.m. ...

Knit In at Normal Public Library
Saturday, February 17th
10:00am – 1:00pm

Calling ALL Knitters and Crocheters, grab your needles and hooks, some yarn, a friend or two, and come and knit for a bit!...

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.


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.


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.


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.

Join us

Become a Volunteer

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

Explore opportunities

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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