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Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66

Most activities are free and appropriate for general audiences. Activities include theatrical and living-history performances, a vintage car cruise-in, a Civil War encampment with battle reenactments, a history bike show, vintage base as played in Lincoln’s time, Lincoln-themed films, concerts, presentations by distinguished scholars, and exhibitions of rare Llincoln and Route 66 artifacts and memorabilia.…

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Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66

Most activities are free and appropriate for general audiences. Activities include theatrical and living-history performances, a vintage car cruise-in, a Civil War encampment with battle reenactments, a history bike show, vintage base as played in Lincoln’s time, Lincoln-themed films, concerts, presentations by distinguished scholars, and exhibitions of rare Llincoln and Route 66 artifacts and memorabilia.…

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Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66

Most activities are free and appropriate for general audiences. Activities include theatrical and living-history performances, a vintage car cruise-in, a Civil War encampment with battle reenactments, a history bike show, vintage base as played in Lincoln’s time, Lincoln-themed films, concerts, presentations by distinguished scholars, and exhibitions of rare Llincoln and Route 66 artifacts and memorabilia.…

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Corey Cottrell Benefit

When: Saturday, August 24, 2019 Agenda:  9:30am Ride sign up starts at Wally’s Collision 11:30am Kick stands up.  Ride ends at Windjammer. Entertainment at Windjammer: Family friendly outdoor celebration runs from 5pm – 7:30pm with a DJ performed by Amanda Steel from Retrofit and outdoor activities for all ages.  Band will start indoors at 8:00pm…

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Pedal Power! Story Time: Ready for School

Where: McClean County Museum of History When: August 6th at 1:30pm Join us with your 2 to 5 year old for Pedal Power! Story Time. This month, we’ll get READY FOR SCHOOL! Children and their grown-ups will join in a car-inspired story, complete an art project, and explore the galleries! This free program is presented…

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Get Your 6.6 on Route 66!

At 8 am on Saturday, August 24, 2019, CORE of McLean, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is holding our 6th annual 6.6k (4.1-mile) run/walk on Route 66 from Funks Grove to McLean to benefit the community of McLean, IL. All proceeds will go to local projects. Awards will be given for the best times (male/female) in…

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Movies Under the Dome: Cars

Race to the McLean County Museum of History for a special weekend matinee of Cars (2006) on Saturday, August 3. Pre-movie activities kick off at 1:15 p.m., and the film begins at 2:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Before the film, we’ll work together to create a one-of-a-kind viewing experience.…

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Meandering McLean County and its Agricultural History Bus Trip

Back by popular demand, we invite you to join Don Meyer, ag historian and guest curator for the Museum’s new Farming in the Great Corn Belt permanent exhibit, and Museum Librarian and local historian Bill Kemp, this time for a bus trip exploring the nooks and crannies of eastern McLean County on Saturday, August 31.…