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Thursday, April 9

POSTPONED!!:Lunch and Learn: Today's Fell Arboretum with Patrick Murphy

Starts at 12:10 PM

Please look for upcoming information on a possible live stream of this program in the near future.

Patrick Murphy, Horticulturist and Curator, Fell Arboretum will discuss Jesse Fell, founder of the Town of Normal, and his tree work that ultimately produced the ISU campus and decades later, The Fell Arboretum. 

Murphy will highlight the collection along with the successes and some failures of the Fell Arboretum.

Saturday, April 11

The Quarantine Concerts

Starts at 7:00 PM

We’re excited announce that PT.FWD is partnering with Chicago’s Experimental Sound Studio, who recently launched The Quarantine Concerts, a platform for experimental musicians and artists to share work and receive donations during the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of the Quarantine Concerts is to continue access to experimental sound arts during the quarantine, and to provide artists who are impacted by the quarantine with a platform for financial support; artists will receive 100% of the proceeds from donations received during the performances.

pt.fwd is curating an evening of performances on April 11, 2020, with an emphasis on artists with a connection to Central Illinois who have been impacted by the coronavirus situation. In addition to the donations received during the performance, pt.fwd will match the first $50 of donations. We hope that this donation match will drive more listeners and donors to tune in. This concert will give a handful of downstate artists an opportunity to perform in front of a wide audience, and will provide some financial support for them during this difficult time.

Schedule to follow later this week.

Event link: https://ess.org/the-quarantine-concerts

Join us on April 11th for this FREE event!

Saturday, April 18

POSTPONED pt.fwd concert series featuring Josh Rios and Matt Joynt

Starts at 7:00 PM

In the interest of the safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff in light of the developing COVID-19 situation regionally and nationally, the McLean County Museum of History and Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center will be closed to the public beginning Saturday, March 14. Should conditions allow, the Museum will reopen to the public on Monday, April 6. Because of this closure, we have postponed the pt. fwd performance featuring Josh Rios and Matt Joynt until further notice. For more information about this please see our FB page.

Thank you for your understanding during the current situation.

Tuesday, April 28

A Community in Conversation: Who Has the Power to Define Morality?

Starts at 6:45 PM

The final in the series will take place in the Museum’s Governor Fifer Courtroom on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:45 p.m.  Join members of the Prairie Pride Coalition and others  as we explore  the role and meaning of community as sexual expression within or society continues to evolve.  Inspired by the exhibit, Challenges Choices & Change: A Community in Conflict, this program series (January through April) will provide a brief introduction to local stories featured in the exhibit and expand into facilitated small group discussions on the chosen themes. All ages are encouraged to participate in any or all of the planned discussions.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. Click HERE to register.