We are open to the public, and are requiring masks for all visitors over the age of 2. See Plan Your Visit page for additional information.
Tuesday, August 10
Starts at 6:00 PM
The Museum, in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the
Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, West
Bloomington Revitalization Project, Mennonite Church of Normal, and
First United Methodist Church together creating a supportive environment
for immigrants to McLean County), Design Streak at Illinois State
University, and Heartland Community College will present a 10-part
program series exploring stories of migration, immigration, adaptation,
assimilation, appropriation, preservation, contribution, and
sustentation in McLean County. Breaking Bread in McLean County will
highlight the shared and disparate experiences of local migrant
communities from the Kickapoo to the Congolese, emphasizing shared
elements including food, family, tradition, trauma, and exchange;
seeking to disrupt the historical chronology in order to promote a
deeper understanding of the ways McLean County has traditionally treated
its migrant communities.
Join Greg Koos, local historian and Executive Director Emeritus of the McLean County Museum of History, as he explores the German-American experience
in McLean County. To register, go to http://bit.ly/breakbread7
Programs will last approximately 1 hr with time reserved for Q&A.