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Archive of: November, 2013

Photo of the Week, 43: Happy Thanksgiving from the Museum!

“Good morning! Today is Thanksgiving. My name is Craig Russell. I'm three, and I live at 1304 E. Grove St. I hope you have the biggest drumstick ever today. And be sure to give thanks. That's what Thanksgiving is for."

Movember: Mustaches in McLean County History

In observance of Movember, Museum staff thought it would be fun to highlight some historic 'staches of McLean County.

Photo of the Week, 42: Local Memorial Services for Slain President

This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which occurred on the afternoon of November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

Photo of the Week, 41: We’re Number One!

On June 6, 1969, Illinois State University's baseball team captured the NCAA College Division (now Division II) national championship by defeating Southwest Missouri (now Missouri State University) by a score of 12-0.

McHistory: Winter of Deep Snow

"McHistory" is a co-production of WGLT and the Museum of History using the letters, diaries, and documents of days gone by.

Big Dance in Colfax—100 years ago!

Museum volunteer Amy Miller recently donated a sizable collection of dance cards and other local ephemera* including this October 4, 1913 flier for a dance at Colfax's Central Opera House.

Photo of the Week, 40: “The Gipper” here in 1955

Ronald Reagan was no stranger to Bloomington-Normal, having attended Eureka College from 1928 until his graduation in 1932.

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