Saturday, May 7
Starts at 9:00 AM
Meet the Author!
The Museum is pleased to host author and historian Greg Koos, who will be signing copies of his new publication Freedom, Land, and Community: A History of McLean County Illinois, 1730-1900. The book signing will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 9am until 11am on the Museum’s Plaza (located on Washington Street) during the Farmers’ Market.
Freedom, Land, and Community: A History of McLean County Illinois, 1730‐1900 tells the story of the diverse peoples and events of this county. Using sources contemporary with the events described, it relates the struggle to shape the land, build community, and secure freedom as these communities knew and defined it. Native peoples, women and men, African Americans, Irish and German immigrants all sought and contested for their freedom. People whose voices have not been heard in previous works about Central Illinois are included here.
Greg Koos served and led the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington, Illinois from 1977 to 2016. His work there was recognized with numerous state and national awards. His historical research has been published in the United States and Ireland. Koos lives with his wife, Carol, in his hometown of Bloomington, Illinois.
Copies of Koos’s book will be available for purchase for $54.95 plus tax for hardcover (which is almost sold out), and newly released soft cover for $34.95 plus tax. For more information about this event, please contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-827-0428.