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Just because we can't visit the McLean County Museum of History right now, doesn't mean that we can't bring the Museum to you!

And with MUSE 2U, we can do just that!

A couple times per week, the Museum will share out Museum-inspired activities that you can do wherever you are. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to see our MUSE 2U posts, or find information on all of our past posts right here! If you have questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Museum Educators at education@mchistory.org

We can't wait for the day we can hang out at the Museum. But until then, we are in this together!

For a complete guide to other online Museum resources, click here!

Post #1: Thaumatrope

Click here to download instructions to make your very own Thaumatrope!

Post #2: Eighth Circuit Challenge

Click here to download your own copy of the Museum’s Eighth Circuit Challenge game. And don’t forget your trusty steed!

Post #3 Butter Making

When life gives you cream, turn it into butter! Click here for instructions, or here to watch a short video!

Post #4 Pop-Up Museum

Bringing the MUSE 2U, literally this time! Click here for ways to curate your own pop-up museum!

Post #5 History Box

Help us preserve the history of McLean County by making your own History Box! Click here for a short video!

Post #6 Snack Analysis

Even snacks are artifacts of their time. Click here to learn how to analyze your snack like a curator would an artifact. Or here to watch a video.

Post #7 TP Tube Car

What better way to commemorate #quarantinelife than immortalizing our most precious toilet paper tubes as cars so cool they’d be right at home on old Route 66?! For how-to instructions click here. Click here to see how it's done!