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Archive of: December, 2013

Photo of the Week, 47: Seasons Greetings . . . from South of the Border!

Sixty years ago this month, during the 1953 Christmas season, former Bloomington residents Stanley A. and Antoinette McVey were back in town to visit Antoinette's mother Rose Capodice, who lived at 1315 East Grove Street. The McVeys had moved to Odessa, Texas two years earlier to work as agents for State Farm Insurance.

Photo of the Week, 46: Santa Spotted in Downtown Bloomington, 1929

Merry Christmas from the Museum's staff and Board of Directors!

Stocking stuffers available in the Museum’s On the Square gift shop

Need some last minute gifts? The Museum has you covered! Come on down to our gift shop and discover some wonderful stocking stuffers! In addition to dozens of books pertaining to local history and Lincoln, there are many unique items for the folks on your Christmas list!

McHistory: Bloomington Copperhead Ostracized For Pro-Slavery Views

An early Bloomington settler and one time friend of Abe Lincoln was also a southern sympathizer.

McHistory: World War Two in McLean County

In this episode of GLT's recurring series McHistory Morgan writes of World War Two.

Photo of the Week, 45: Christmas in Bloomington, 1941

Although the pages of the Bloomington Pantagraph were chock full of overseas war coverage and harried homefront preparations, Christmas remained a magical time for area children.

Photo of the Week, 44: Timberrr!

On November 21, 1951, workmen brought down the New York Central Railroad water tower located at the South Main Street overpass in the warehouse district just south of downtown Bloomington.

Newsletter: Winter 2013/14 about our upcoming events, stocking stuffers for sale at the museum, meet our fall interns (Jared Logan, Kenny Tymick, and Merry Thomas), a new board member (Nancy Flanagan), and a volunteer (Deb Amdor).

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