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History Out of the Closet Preservation Day

Saturday, June 29
Starts at 10:00 AM

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


History Out of the Closet Preservation Day, an initiative to preserve materials relating to McLean County’s LGBTQ+
community will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Members of the LGBTQ+ community are invited share their stories relating to homeand public life, both positive and negative; clothing and personal items; business related items; and art and music.  Museum staff and volunteers will video record, photograph, and scan these materials as a
way to document them for the future. Members of the LGBTQ+ community, if they choose to, can donate these materials at this time, or they can take them with them along with a flash/thumb drive with the videos, photographs and scans of their materials.  The Museum’s copies will serve as resources for future exhibits, publications, education, outreach, and special programs developed by the Museum in partnership with the Prairie Pride Coalition and members of the LGBTQ+ community. They will also be made available to those wishing to research the history of McLean County’s LGBTQ+ community.

To learn more about this initiative visit the Museum’s website @  or the Prairie Pride Coalition’s facebook page.  If you have questions, or wish to schedule a specific time during this event (or on another date), contact Museum Curator Susan Hartzold at skhartzold@mchistory.org.