2019 History Makers Gala

June 19, 2019 @ 5:30PM — 8:00PM

Honoring Richard & Judy Buchanan, Jana Edge, and Henry Gay

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Join us in celebrating the 2019 History Makers!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Each year, the History Makers Gala recognizes senior citizens whose outstanding, lifelong contributions of time and talents have helped to make McLean County the thriving community it is today. The Gala dinner will feature live entertainment that celebrates the honorees and their lives of service. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:15 p.m.

This year the honorees are:

  • Richard and Judy Buchanan shaped not only the City of Bloomington, but also the broader community through their work as a politician, a lobbyist, and activist.
  • Jana Edge worked tirelessly as a nurse, health educator, and community volunteer helped establish a long-lasting sister city relationship between Vladimir, Russia and the Bloomington-Normal area.
  • Henry Gay was a long-time member of the Bloomington-Normal NAACP who championed equal rights in housing, voting, and job opportunities for African Americans.
Please ensure you specify your meal selection when you order tickets. This year the options are:
  • Heartland Pot Roast
  • Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Poblano Peppers (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free)
All meals come with a complimentary glass of wine.

If you have any questions, please contact Divah Griffin at dgriffin@mchistory.org or (309) 827-0428.