The Museum is open, please check "Plan Your Visit" page for latest covid info and latest hours
Saturday, July 17
Starts at 8:30 AM
Back 2 School Supply Drive – We Need your Help!
The McLean County Museum of History and the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market teaming up and bringing the Back 2 School Supply Drive to the Farmer’s Market again this summer! On June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, and July 24, a donation bin will be stationed at Museum’s tent at our main entrance on Washington Street from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. for anyone to drop off donations to the Back 2 School Supply Drive!
The Back 2 School Supply Drive, organized by the Back 2 School Alliance in coordination with Bloomington District 87, Normal Unit 5, and the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, is an effort to collect school supplies for the 2021-2022 school year that will be given to local students in need. Thus ensuring that all students start the school year off right, with all necessary supplies and an awesome backpack to boot! Supplies will distributed throughout District 87 and Unit 5 to those who meet eligibility guidelines.
Backpack- 13 inches to 18 inches in height
Zippered Binder- 1.5 inches or 2 inches
3-Ring Binder- 1.5 inches
Divider Tabs- 5 count per package
Index Cards- 3x5, lined
Loose Leaf Paper- wide ruled
Spiral Notebook- wide ruled, 70 count pages
Ruler- standard/metric 12 inches
Colored Pencils- 12 count
Markers- washable, thick, classic colors
#2 Pencils- 12 count
Black or Blue Pens- 10/12 count
Glue Sticks- washable
Crayons- 24 count (greatest need) Highlighters
Fiskar Scissors (blunt and pointed tip)
For more information, please contact the Museum’s Education Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 309-827-0428, or visit the Back 2 School Alliance’s website at back2schoolalliance.org/.
Please Donate! Every pen, pencil, binder and notebook you donate helps the Museum support our local teachers by getting students the tools they need for the new school year!