Thursday, June 27
Starts at 6:15 PM
Back by popular demand, the Museum is pleased to invite you to join Mike Matejka, labor historian and Governmental Affairs Director, Great Plains Laborers’ District Council and editor of Grand Prairie Union News, and Bill Kemp, local historian and the Museum’s Librarian, for their Social Justice History Walking Tour on Thursday, June 27 beginning at 6:15 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.
Participants will learn about the history of neighborhoods and human rights efforts in Bloomington. The walk will begin in downtown Bloomington around the Museum square, continues south through the warehouse district, and will end on the west side at St. Mary’s Church.
Please note that you will be walking approximately 2.5 miles and standing and listening at various stops along the way. The tour will begin at the Museum and participants should meet outside the Museum’s main entrance on Washington Street. The tour last approximately two hours and we highly encourage you to bring bottled water and wear comfortable shoes.
Participation is limited to the first 40 individuals to sign up. Registration will begin on May 1. To register to participate in this tour, please contact the Education Department at 309-827-0428 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline will be Wednesday, June 26 at 5:00 p.m.
**In case of inclement weather, we will have a PowerPoint presentation on many of the sites featured on the outdoor tour in the Museum’s second floor courtroom**