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Wednesday, November 4

Zoom History Reads Book Club- Corn Kings & One-horse Thieves

Starts at 7:00 PM

All avid readers are welcome to join the Museum and Bloomington Public Library on Wednesday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. for the final installment of the History Reads Book Club for 2020. We will meet online via Zoom to discuss Corn Kings & One-horse Thieves: A Plain-spoken History of Mid-Illinois by James Krohe, Jr. Visit bit.ly/2P6yfpn to register for this free, online discussion.

Krohe describes in lively prose the history of mid-Illinois from the Woodland period of prehistory until roughly 1960, covering the settlement of the region by peoples of disparate races and religions; the exploitation by Euro-Americans of forest, fish, and waterfowl; the transformation of farming into a high-tech industry; and the founding and deaths of towns. The economic, cultural, and racial factors that led to hostility and compromise between various people of different backgrounds are explored, as are the roles of education and religion in this part of the state. The book examines remarkable utopian experiments, social and moral reform movements, and innovations in transportation and food processing. It also offers fresh accounts of labor union warfare and social violence directed against Native Americans, immigrants, and African Americans and profiles three generations of political and government leaders, sometimes extraordinary and sometimes corrupt (the “one-horse thieves” of the title).

Accessible and entertaining yet well-researched and informative, Corn Kings and One-Horse Thieves draws on a wide range of sources to explore a surprisingly diverse section of Illinois whose history is America in microcosm.

To request a copy of the book, please contact the Reference Desk at Bloomington Public library at 309-828-6093 or email reference@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Saturday, November 7

Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk through December 1

Starts at 9:00 AM

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk! The video production of the Virtual Walk will be viewable through the online platform Teachable. Teachable will allow the Museum to present this year’s production in a way that is accessible to both the general public and the many student groups who annually participate. Ticket holders will have the option to view the Walk in its entirety as a full-length video, or watch each performance individually as many times as you want from now until December 1.

In addition to each performance, Teachable will allow us to add additional content and videos to enhance the Cemetery Walk experience like never before. Examples of additional content may include a mini guided tour of the tree carvings throughout Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and supplemental information and images about events and activities that this year’s feature characters participated in. This virtual experience will allow us to share even more information about the history of our community, of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and this year’s feature characters.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link to Teachable, the online platform being utilized for this video production. Tickets are $25 per household for the general public and $20 per household for members of the Museum (members please use code CEMWALKMEM2020 upon check out).

For more information about this year’s event and to see who this year’s feature characters are, please visit click here. Questions? Please email education@mchistory.org.

We hope you can join us for our re-imagined event from where ever you may be!

Thursday, November 12

Zoom Lunch and Learn - 5G High Speed and Antennas Everywhere

Starts at 12:10 PM


Join the Museum and Illinois Wesleyan University for the third Zoom Lunch and Learn of this season. Jamie Mathy, Council Member for the City of Bloomington and former Chief Technology Officer at Mavidea, will present a program on 5G, the hottest new buzzword in cell phone technology. And this holiday season every cell phone from every carrier will be talking about their 5G network. But what does 5G really mean, and how will it affect Bloomington-Normal? Mathy will go into more detail and talk about the highs and lows of the impending 5G rollout.

To register for this Zoom webinar, please visit https://bit.ly/MCMHNovLunch. Questions? Please contact the Marketing Department at marketing@mchistory.org. Grab your lunch and join us from where ever you may be! You won’t want to miss this fascinating program.

Saturday, November 14

Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk through December 1

Starts at 9:00 AM

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk! The video production of the Virtual Walk will be viewable through the online platform Teachable. Teachable will allow the Museum to present this year’s production in a way that is accessible to both the general public and the many student groups who annually participate. Ticket holders will have the option to view the Walk in its entirety as a full-length video, or watch each performance individually as many times as you want from now until December 1.

In addition to each performance, Teachable will allow us to add additional content and videos to enhance the Cemetery Walk experience like never before. Examples of additional content may include a mini guided tour of the tree carvings throughout Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and supplemental information and images about events and activities that this year’s feature characters participated in. This virtual experience will allow us to share even more information about the history of our community, of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and this year’s feature characters.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link to Teachable, the online platform being utilized for this video production. Tickets are $25 per household for the general public and $20 per household for members of the Museum (members please use code CEMWALKMEM2020 upon check out).

For more information about this year’s event and to see who this year’s feature characters are, please visit click here. Questions? Please email education@mchistory.org.

We hope you can join us for our re-imagined event from where ever you may be!

Saturday, November 21

Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk through December 1

Starts at 9:00 AM

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk! The video production of the Virtual Walk will be viewable through the online platform Teachable. Teachable will allow the Museum to present this year’s production in a way that is accessible to both the general public and the many student groups who annually participate. Ticket holders will have the option to view the Walk in its entirety as a full-length video, or watch each performance individually as many times as you want from now until December 1.

In addition to each performance, Teachable will allow us to add additional content and videos to enhance the Cemetery Walk experience like never before. Examples of additional content may include a mini guided tour of the tree carvings throughout Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and supplemental information and images about events and activities that this year’s feature characters participated in. This virtual experience will allow us to share even more information about the history of our community, of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and this year’s feature characters.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link to Teachable, the online platform being utilized for this video production. Tickets are $25 per household for the general public and $20 per household for members of the Museum (members please use code CEMWALKMEM2020 upon check out).

For more information about this year’s event and to see who this year’s feature characters are, please visit click here. Questions? Please email education@mchistory.org.

We hope you can join us for our re-imagined event from where ever you may be!

Saturday, November 28

Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk through December 1

Starts at 9:00 AM

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Evergreen Cemetery Walk! The video production of the Virtual Walk will be viewable through the online platform Teachable. Teachable will allow the Museum to present this year’s production in a way that is accessible to both the general public and the many student groups who annually participate. Ticket holders will have the option to view the Walk in its entirety as a full-length video, or watch each performance individually as many times as you want from now until December 1.

In addition to each performance, Teachable will allow us to add additional content and videos to enhance the Cemetery Walk experience like never before. Examples of additional content may include a mini guided tour of the tree carvings throughout Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and supplemental information and images about events and activities that this year’s feature characters participated in. This virtual experience will allow us to share even more information about the history of our community, of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, and this year’s feature characters.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link to Teachable, the online platform being utilized for this video production. Tickets are $25 per household for the general public and $20 per household for members of the Museum (members please use code CEMWALKMEM2020 upon check out).

For more information about this year’s event and to see who this year’s feature characters are, please visit click here. Questions? Please email education@mchistory.org.

We hope you can join us for our re-imagined event from where ever you may be!