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Museum to be Beneficiary of Schnucks' Bags 4 My Cause Program

July 26th, 2017

The McLean County Museum of History, a nationally accredited, not-for-profit educational institution, is proud to be a beneficiary of the Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program. The program, launched in May 2017, is designed to support local not-for-profits through the sale of reusable bags. During the month of August, when you purchase a reusable bag with the “giving is in the bag” message from the Schnucks’ located in north Normal, the Museum will receive $1. “The Museum is grateful for our community’s giving spirit and this is just one way local business is helping support our exhibits, research, and public programs,” said Executive Director Beth Whisman. “Every dollar we receive from Bags 4 My Cause will go toward providing high quality, free programs for local students, such as the Evergreen Cemetery Walk this fall.” This is a convenient way for you to show your support for local history and education in the community. Remember, the more bags purchased the bigger the donation for the support of Museum’s educational programming. Last year, the Museum served more than 16,000 local children and adults with free programs, field trips, and special events. Please visit to learn about the Museum’s educational programs and the benefits of becoming a Museum member household. For more information about Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause visit or

Lauren Lacy