2017 History Makers Gala

June 15, 2017 @ 5:30PM — 8:00PM

Join us for an evening of theater, food, and fun as we celebrate five senior citizens whose lifelong contributions have made McLean County a better place to live.

Join us in celebrating the 2017 History Makers

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

The Museum's 6th annual History Makers Gala will recognize five people whose outstanding, lifelong contributions of time and talents have helped to make McLean County the thriving community it is today. This Gala event features a dinner and live dramatizations and music that celebrate the honorees and their legacies. This year, the honorees are:

  • Craig Hart, business leader, preservationist, and volunteer who co-founded Heritage Enterprises in 1962 and worked to restore and preserve historic Downtown Bloomington
  • Charles and Jeanne Morris, educators, civil rights activists, and volunteers whose involvement with numerous organizations have improved life for minorities and children in the community
  • Jesse Smart, who served three terms as mayor of Bloomington and has participated in numerous volunteer organizations
  • Judy Stone, whose work as a volunteer and activist included the foundation of the local branches of Amnesty International and Habitat for Humanity

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Brown Ballroom in the Illinois State University Bone Student Center on Thursday, June 15. Tickets will be $60 for the general public and $50 for Museum members. Proceeds support the Museum's free educational programs that serve more than 7,000 local school children and 1,200 senior citizens each year.

For more information contact Director of Development Lauren Lacy at llacy@mchistory.org or call (309) 827-0428.

Event Location

Brown Ballroom, Illinois State University's Bone Student center
100 N. University St.
Normal, IL 61761

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