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2ND ANNUAL SKY VIEW DRIVE-IN SCAVENGER HUNT
4/5/19 - 9/8/19
Litchfield
Following the very successful first Sky View Scavenger Hunt last year, owners Mindy & Nick Pastrovich and Debbie & Mike Pastrovich are back with treasures and discounts for movies that will be hidden throughout the central to southern portions of Route 66. The Sky View Scavenger Hunt involves finding a limited-edition magnet that will be hidden at famous Route 66 locations. Once found, these magnets are to be turned in at the participating business for a special gift and two free tickets to any movie at the Sky View, including the popular Throwback Series of Sunday movies from April through September.
Life on the Titanic
4/13/19 - 10/31/19
Pontiac

On April 13, 2019, coinciding with the date of the ship's maiden voyage, come visit the opening of a Selle-Agner exhibit, "Life on the Titanic".  Presented to portray the life and times of the ship, its passengers, and the elegant Edwardian Age. The items on display are contemporaries of those that sank on the famed ship as well as items from the rescued ship.

Litchfield Pickers Market
4/14/19 - 10/13/19
Litchfield

The Litchfield Pickers Market will return, for its fifth year, every second Sunday of the month from April to October, with the exact 2019 market dates being: April 14, May 12, June 9, July14, August 11, September 8, and October 13. Mark your calendar NOW and plan to visit downtown Litchfield, Illinois between 9 AM to 3 PM. This year is going to be a great one!

Giant Lincoln Sculpture Coming to Springfield
5/22/19 - 9/20/20
Springfield
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the City of Springfield will host the exhibition of American realist Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture, beginning with a spectacular installation process on May 22. A crane will lift the two figures, Lincoln and his companion, high into the air before they are set in place and affixed on their base Wednesday. This monumental-scale piece is the enlarged version of Johnson’s original work of art commissioned for Gettysburg Plaza in Pennsylvania. The life-scale sculpture stands near the historic Wills House in Gettysburg and depicts President Lincoln gesturing with his famous hat to the bedroom in the Wills House where he finished writing the Gettysburg Address before delivering the speech at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery, Nov. 19, 1863. Beside him stands a “modern man” representing all of us. He holds a gigantic bronze copy of the address in his hands, indicating that these words are as valid to our contemporary life as they were in Lincoln’s time.
DSI/Levitt Amp Springfield Music Series
5/30/19 - 8/1/19
Springfield
Springfield was named on 12/18/18 as one of 15 cities to receive a $25,000 grant to put on a summer concert series. The Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation announced Springfield was one of 15 grant recipients. The money will be used in Springfield this summer to stage concerts on downtown’s North Mansion Block, also known as a YWCA block (4th St & Jackson). After a selection process, the bands have been announced.
In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II
6/6/19 - 1/12/20
Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – The new exhibit “In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II” opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

 

JOIN US FOR FUN! FOOD! & ENTERTAINMENT!
6/8/19 - 6/29/19
Sherman
JOIN US FOR FUN! FOOD! & ENTERTAINMENT! 

 

The Once and Future Greatness of Downtown Bloomington
6/25/19
Bloomington-Normal
Join us at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 when Museum Librarian Bill Kemp will take us through an illustrated tour of Downtown Bloomington
Social Justice Walking Tour
6/27/19
Bloomington-Normal
The Museum is pleased to invite you to join Mike Matejka, labor historian and Governmental Affairs Director, Great Plains Laborers’ District Council and editor of Grand Prairie Union News, and Bill Kemp, local historian and the Museum’s Librarian, for their Social Justice History Walking Tour on Thursday, June 27 beginning at 6:15 p.m. 
Rockin at the River
6/27/19
Pontiac
A brand new, FREE, family friendly concert series at the Band Shell in Humiston Riverside Park! Dates are June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 25. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, seating is not provided.

On June 27th: Mucca Pazza

GRAND OPENING I Am Rt 66 Exhibit
6/29/19
Pontiac
We are excited to welcome a new temporary exhibit to the Pontiac Museum Complex! Opening June 29, "I Am Rt 66" is a project by Jim Livingston and Bob Lile showcasing the people found along Route 66. Participants are asked to answer three questions on a plain white sheet of paper; "I am," "I Regret," and "Before I die" before getting their portrait taken. 

A portrait taking session will take place from 1:00-3:00PM the same day

History Out of the Closet Preservation Day
6/29/19
Bloomington-Normal
History Out of the Closet Preservation Day, an initiative to preserve materials relating to McLean County’s LGBTQ+ community will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
The ROOFTOP Summer Music Series in Joliet Featuring M&R Rush
6/29/19
Joliet

Come out to the Joliet Area Historical Museum to hear the music from M&R Rush playing music from Styx, REO, Queen, Foreigner, and more!!

Green Dodge Family Outdoor Movie
6/29/19
Sherman

Green Dodge Outdoor Family Movie (Movie TBA)

I Am Rt 66 Exhibit
6/29/19
Pontiac
We are excited to welcome a new temporary exhibit to the Pontiac Museum Complex! Opening June 29, "I Am Rt 66" is a project by Jim Livingston and Bob Lile showcasing the people found along Route 66. Participants are asked to answer three questions on a plain white sheet of paper; "I am," "I Regret," and "Before I die" before getting their portrait taken. 
Creating with a Twist on the Museum's Outdoor Rooftop
6/30/19
Joliet

Create your own one-of-a kind pieces of Artwork inspired by the Old Joliet Prison and "Arts From The Ashes" Exhibit. Materials include: Class Dome & Instruction. 

Annual Sherman Fireworks Specular
7/4/19
Sherman

Fireworks at Waldrop! 

“84” Tribute to Van Halen Village Park Amphitheater Series
7/6/19
Sherman

“84” Tribute to Van Halen Village Park Amphitheater Series

Rockin at the River
7/11/19
Pontiac
A brand new, FREE, family friendly concert series at the Band Shell in Humiston Riverside Park! Dates are June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 25. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, seating is not provided.

On July 11th: Sun Beard w/ opener Casey McGrath, Violinist of Fiddlerock!

Museum at the Market: Road Trip Fun!
7/13/19
Bloomington-Normal
Join the Museum at the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market Kids’ Zone (intersection of Jefferson and Center Streets) and help us create a mythical map! 
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