Every Tuesday at 5:00pm

Old Time Music (Jam Session)

Join the Old Time Music group every Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Museum. A laid back and diverse group of musi...

Every Saturday at 9:00am

Museum at the Market

Museum at the Farmer's Market presented by Illinois Farm BureauSaturdays on the Museum Square in Downtown Bloomingt...

2024 History Makers Gala
Tuesday, June 18th
5:30pm – 8:00pm

Each year, the History Makers Gala recognizes long-standing residents whose outstanding, life-long contributions of time and ta...

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Museum and Visitors Center Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Museum and Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday. We will reopen on ...

Guided Social Justice Walking Tour
Monday, June 3rd
6:00pm – 8:00pm

The McLean County Museum of History is offering a Social Justice Walking Tour on Monday, June 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. to explore loc...

Narrative Threads: Community Quilting with Illinois Art Station and Community Partners
Saturday, June 8th
10:00am – 1:00pm

Five years ago, in May 2019, Illinois Art Station embarked on a community quilt project to celebrate and commemorate the thread...

Narrative Threads: Community Quilting with Illinois Art Station and Community Partners
Saturday, June 22nd
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Five years ago, in May 2019, Illinois Art Station embarked on a community quilt project to celebrate and commemorate the thread...

Futures in History Camp 2024
Monday, June 24th – Friday, June 28th
9:00am – 4:00pm

Futures in History Camp 2024 is coming! This 5-day camp experience includes facilitation by Museum staff and other experts, all...

For kids
Museum and Visitors Center closed for July 4th
Thursday, July 4th
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Museum and Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will be closed in observance of the July 4th holiday. We will r...

Futures in History: Adventures in Archaeology
Tuesday, July 16th
8:30am – 12:30pm 8:30am – 12:30pm

Futures in History: Adventurous ArchaeologistsCome get your hands dirty and dig up some fun! During this Mini-Camp, part...

For kids
Futures in History: Curious Curators
Tuesday, July 23rd
12:30pm – 5:00pm 12:30pm – 5:00pm

Futures in History: Curious CuratorsLearn about museums from the professionals at the McLean County Museum of History! O...

For kids
Museum Closed for Staff Development Day
Wednesday, July 31st

The Museum and its Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center & Gift Shop closes for a day once every quarter to hold...

Knit In at Illinois Art Station
Saturday, August 3rd
10:00am – 1:00pm

Calling ALL Knitters and Crocheters, grab your needles and hooks, some yarn, a friend or two, and come and knit for a bit!...

History Reads Book Club: Cahokia- Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi
Tuesday, August 6th
7:00pm – 8:00pm

All are welcome to join the Museum and Bloomington Public Library on Tuesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. for the third installment o...

Online + In Person
McLean County Ag History Bus Tour
Thursday, August 8th
8:00am – 12:30pm

The Museum, in partnership with the McLean County Farm Bureau, is excited to offer an Ag-mazing Bus Tour narrated by Librarian ...

Museum and Visitors Center Closed for Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Museum and Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will be closed in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tu...

30th Annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk
Saturday, October 5th – Sunday, October 13th

The 30th Annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk will occur during the first two weekends of October, with performances at 11 a.m. and 2...

History Reads Book Club: Tinder Box- The Iroquois Theater Disaster 1903
Wednesday, November 6th
7:00pm – 8:00pm

All are welcome to join the Museum and Bloomington Public Library on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. for the final 2024 Hist...

Online + In Person
Knit In at the Museum
Saturday, November 16th
10:00am – 1:00pm

Calling ALL Knitters and Crocheters, grab your needles and hooks, some yarn, a friend or two, and come and knit for a bit!...

Museum and Visitors Center Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 28th
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Museum and Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on...

Museum Closed for Staff Development Day
Wednesday, December 11th

The Museum and its Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center & Gift Shop closes for a day once every quarter to hold...

Museum and Visitors Center Closed for Christmas Holiday
Tuesday, December 24th – Wednesday, December 25th
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Museum and Visitors Center will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We will reopen for regular business on Thurs...

Museum and Visitors Center Closed for New Years Holiday
Tuesday, December 31st – Wednesday, January 1st
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Museum and Visitors Center will be closed for New Years Eve and New Years Day. We will reopen for regular business on Thurs...