Museum News

2018 History Makers Announced

March 14th, 2018

The McLean County Museum of History announced on Tuesday four recipients of the 2018 History Makers award to be presented during the Museum’s sixth annual History Makers Gala on Thursday, June 28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Each year, the History Makers Gala recognizes senior citizens whose outstanding, lifelong contributions of time and talents have helped to make McLean County a better place to live. The Gala dinner will feature live entertainment that celebrates the honorees and their service to the community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Lauren Lacy, Museum Director of Development, revealed this year’s class of McLean County History Makers: -Paul and Sandra Harmon, who shaped not only the Town of Normal but the broader community through their work as a politician, an educator, patrons of the arts, and volunteers.

-Ronn Morehead, whose work as a laborer, retraining specialist, and community volunteer helped create and retain jobs across the state. -Don Munson, long-time radio broadcaster and public historian whose morning show was a community staple for 35 years.

Tickets for the 2018 History Makers Gala will go on sale May 4, 2018. Reservations can be made at the Museum in downtown Bloomington, by calling (309) 827-0428 or online at Tickets are $60 for the general public and $50 for Museum members.Proceeds support the Museum’s educational programs.

The Museum has been educating the public about local history for 114 years, reaching 7,000 local school children and more than 1,200 senior citizens each year with free educational programs. The Museum is among the 3 percent of all museums in the nation accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is a not-for-profit corporation funded primarily through private donors and Museum members.

Lauren Lacy