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History Makers to Honor Six Community Leaders

March 30 @ 11:00 am - June 21 @ 9:00 pm

History Makers to Honor Six Community Leaders

Bloomington – The McLean County Museum of History will reveal the names of six recipients of the 2023 History Makers award at a press conference at the Museum on Thursday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the historic Governor Fifer courtroom. The awards will be presented during the Museum’s History Makers Gala on Wednesday, June 21 at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University.

Each year, the History Makers Gala recognizes long-standing residents whose outstanding, life-long contributions of time and talents have helped to make McLean County a better place to live. The Gala dinner will feature live entertainment that celebrates the honorees and their service to the community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets for the 2023 History Makers Gala will go on sale in April. Reservations can be made at the Museum in downtown Bloomington, by calling (309) 827-0428, or online at mchistory.org.

Tickets are $100 for the general public and $75 for Museum members. Table sponsorships are $1,500 for a table of eight and $750 for a half table. Table sponsors are recognized during the event. Proceeds support the Museum’s educational programs.

The Museum has been educating the public about local history for 130 years, with 40,000 guests served annually, including free educational programs for more than 9,000 students and older adults. The Museum is among the 3 percent of all museums in the nation accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is a not-for-profit corporation funded primarily through contributions from the community and Museum members.

Honoree bios, photos and Gala graphics can be sent via email following the press-conference.

For more information about the McLean County History Makers and the History Makers Gala, contact Norris Porter, Director of Development, at nporter@mchistory.org or call (309) 827-0428 ext. 104.

Those not able to attend in-person can view a live stream of the press conference on the Museum’s YouTube Channel at youtube.com/@mchistorymuseum


March 30 @ 11:00 am
June 21 @ 9:00 pm
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McLean County Museum of History/Cruisin’ with Lincoln 66 Visitors Center
200 N. Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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