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Zoom Buckle of the Corn Belt: An Illustrated Tour of McLean County & Everyone's Favorite Grain

Saturday, November 20
Starts at 1:00 PM

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

Zoom Buckle of the Corn Belt: An Illustrated Tour of McLean County &  Everyone's Favorite Grain

On Saturday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m., please join the Museum’s Librarian, Bill Kemp, for a free, Zoom webinar that will explore the history of corn and how it has been a staple crop in what is today McLean County for the better part of a millennium.

Archaeological excavations tell us that corn has been grown in McLean County for at least 1,000 years. Today, acre-upon-acre of genetically modified corn represent the single defining characteristic of the county’s landscape. Kemp will lead participants through a mostly light-and-breezy tour of what corn has meant to McLean County, with his historical narrative enlivened with dozens and dozens of informative, imaginative, wistful, and humorous illustrations and photographs. Kemp promises a “corntacular” time for all.

To register for this free, Zoom webinar, visit https://bit.ly/MCMHCorn. For more information about this program, please contact the Education Department at education@mchistory.org or 309-827-0428.