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Photo of the Week, 74: Red, White and Blue in Sepia

Union Army veteran Gilbert Henderson Bates

Union Army veteran Gilbert Henderson Bates sought, in his own eccentric way, to help heal the sectional wounds of fratricidal bloodletting.

Newsletter: Summer 2014

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We're Special! -- The MCMH Library

It's National Library Week, which means libraries across the country are celebrating the positive impacts they have on the community around them. Read a bit about what makes our library special!

Newsletter: Spring 2014

McHistory: Bloomington Copperhead Ostracized For Pro-Slavery Views

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

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!

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).

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.

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.

McHistory: Workin' In A Coal Mine

Photo of the Week, 35: Home Sweet Home Mission, Downtown Bloomington, 1920s

This longtime non-profit social service organization was founded in 1917 by candy maker-turned-evangelist Billy Shelper. First known as Home Sweet Home City Rescue Mission, it was located at 111 South Main Street (seen here) from 1920 to 1926.

McHistory: Humor In A Governor's Veto From 60 Years Gone By

In this episode of GLT's recurring series "McHistory," we hear about a veto message from a Governor of Illinois more than 60 years ago.

Photo of the Week, 34: Bloomington that-a-way?

In 1929, an “air marker" was placed atop The Daily Pantagraph building in downtown Bloomington. Why then did this sign tell pilots that Bloomington is five miles further to the north?

McHistory: Civil War Letter Home After Battle

Today's McHistory is about the Civil War Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, which took place December 7th, 1862.

McHistory: Voices Of The Past Come Alive

Here is a story of hooligans, pranks, and University hijinks from the early part of the last century.

Newsletter: Fall 2013

Read about the new Asian Indian installation in our People gallery, upcoming programs and events, meet a new volunteer (Aingeal Stone), staff member (Amelia Hill), and board member (Amelia Buragas)

Welcome to the new!

This website is a portal to our many resources and will keep visitors up-to-date on our events and activities.

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