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Tuesday, April 20

What Records Do Not Say- McLean County Genealogical Society

Starts at 7:00 PM

Many times, a record only scratches the surface of what was going on when that record was created. This lecture looks at why a record was created and how state statute, common practice, economic situations, family issues, and other factors may be the “real story” behind any document. How to determine (when possible) what those “unwritten” issues were will be discussed.

Michael joins us through ZOOM for this evening’s program on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. He is an author, writer, columnist, lecturer, and blogger. He is an experienced researcher and lecturer and has written how-to articles on genealogy since 1985 and has presented seminars and lectures since the mid 1990’s. Michael has lectured at local, state and national conferences on a variety of genealogy and family history topics.

This meeting is open to the public. Please join members of the MCGS for this informational meeting.

Please contact Pat (309)454-4371 or mcgs.directors@gmail.com for questions.

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Meeting ID: 823 3281 0597
Passcode: 109991

Saturday, April 24

pt.fwd presents Allen Moore online concert

Starts at 7:00 PM

The Museum is pleased to partner once again with pt.fwd, a non-profit that organizes contemporary music and sonic arts performances featuring new work by local and regional artists in Bloomington-Normal, is hosting Chicago artist Allen Moore and Peoria artist Bodyman (Zachary Leachman) as 2020-2021 Artists-in-Residence. Moore, our regional Artist-in-Residence, has been working in partnership with pt.fwd and the McLean County Museum of History to create a new concert-length performance that draws upon materials from the Museum’s Bloomington Normal Black History Project. This project will be presented in a free, streaming concert on Saturday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 29

Zoom Lunch and Learn Extra: Assessing the First 100 Days of the Biden Presidency

Starts at 12:10 PM

Join the Museum and Illinois Wesleyan University for a bonus Zoom Lunch and Learn this season. It has become a political tradition to take stock of a new president’s tenure after the first 100 days. It is used to measure the successes and accomplishments of a president during the time that their power and influence is at its greatest. Local political commentator and retired professor, Bob Bradley, will offer his insights into the start of President Biden’s tenure.

To register for this Zoom webinar, please visit https://bit.ly/MCMHLunchApr2. 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.