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Cogs & Corsets- A Central Illinois Steampunk Happening

Friday, June 4
Starts at 4:00 PM

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

Cogs & Corsets- A Central Illinois Steampunk Happening

After a year of separation and isolation, Cogs & Corsets is back full steam ahead on June 4-5 to kick off the summer with some fun and whimsy. The Museum is pleased to be a partner in this now signature downtown event!

This year’s event will feature evening activities in downtown Bloomington on June 4 and several online speakers and a brunch on June 5. All the favorite events will be there including Nerf dueling, Dirigible Races, Splendid Teapot Racing, Costume Contest, Maker Faire, Steampunk Market, and more! Friday night’s activities will conclude with a special concert by Lady Lyric d’Avalon, the Time-Traveling Trouvère. Saturday will feature a brunch buffet on the lawn of the Vrooman Mansion. Tickets will need to be purchased in advance. The online lectures will be free, but require pre-registration.

The festivities will be centered around the Museum Square, and businesses throughout Downtown will be participating in a prize-winning scavenger hunt. Bloomington Public Library will also be joining the fun with pre-event activities for all ages.

Social distancing will be encouraged throughout the event and masks will be required. Most activities will be outdoors. Cogs & Corsets will start off at 4 pm and run until sunset at 9 pm on June 4. The brunch will start at 9 am on Saturday, June 5 followed by the online lectures.

We can’t wait to see you here! For registration and more information, please visit