Links to even more McLean County history online!
McLean County Museum Of History Websites
These are projects, articles, and websites associated with the McLean County Museum of History. Listed in alphabetical order.
Adlai Today examines the references made to Adlai Stevenson II in current issues in news stories. Explore this website to find out more about this inspirational political figure who called Bloomington home.
Held by the MCMH and digitized by Eastern Illinois University. The Post Amerikan began publication in 1972 in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. An underground, alternative newspaper, it was run collectively by volunteers. It was the longest continuous publication run for any underground newspaper in America.
Pieces from our Past
Museum staff and community contributors write a weekly column in the Pantagraph Sunday edition. Check out past articles here! (This column was formerly known as Pages from our Past and was written by Bill Kemp, Museum librarian.)
PFOP: Curriculum for Teachers
These lesson plans were created by teachers in McLean County for teachers everywhere. The lesson plans use Kemp’s columns as a foundation, as they create solid link between McLean County and national events or themes in U.S. History.
QR Code Smart Phone Tour of Downtown Bloomington
Learn about downtown Bloomington's rich history through its buildings. Look for the QR codes that have been placed in the windows of historically significant buildings around downtown.
These are websites and social media groups that are not operated and maintained by the McLean County Museum of History. These sites may be of interest to people doing research or looking to connect with people of similar interests! Listed in alphabetical order.
Facebook Group: Brick Back Bloomington (BBB)
Dedicated to vintage brick paver preservation in Bloomington Normal. Brick streets, sidewalks, restoring, preserving, re-laying, paver brick names, history, and photos.
Facebook Group: Historic Stevensonville Neighborhood
Stevensonville was situated West of Bloomington, IL and built in the late 1870s to house the migrant workers from the McLean Co Coal Mine. The eight original streets were Magoun, Packard, Reeves, Williams, Weldon, Worrell (now Olive), and Stevenson (now grove).