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More Pages from Our Past with Librarian Bill Kemp

Tuesday, December 12
Starts at 7:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

The Museum is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated second volume of Pages from Our Past will be coming this holiday season.

The second edition of the book will include 77 more of the nearly 600 installments of “A Page from Our Past” written by the Museum’s Librarian, Bill Kemp. Kemp’s weekly column debuted in the Sunday Pantagraph in December of 2005 and continues today. Selections included in this book will range from Native Americans to World War II and everything in between. Kemp will present a free public program on this latest collection of stories from our past on Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum’s second floor Governor Fifer Courtroom.

Bill Kemp has been the Librarian for the McLean County Museum of History since 2003. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois Springfield and a master’s in history from Illinois State University.

In 2009, the Illinois Humanities Council awarded Kemp the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award for his work on “Pages from Our Past.”

In 2012, the Illinois State Historical Society honored Kemp with its Superior Achievement Award for this series.

For more information about this program, contact the Education Department at or 309-827-0428. Free parking is available on the Museum Square and surrounding streets or at the Lincoln Parking Deck located on Front Street.