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Written by Beth Whisman in Museum News Exhibits Collection Highlights

The Tilbury Flash on display at Central Illinois Regional Airport

The Tilbury Flash is hanging above the passenger side waiting area of the CIRA terminal.

The McLean County Museum of History’s largest artifact, the Tilbury Flash racing plane, has officially arrived at the Central Illinois Regional Airport terminal.

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Written by Beth Whisman in Museum News Event Spotlight

Merlin Kennedy, 2015 McLean County History Maker

Merlin Kennedy

The local story of the American Civil Rights Movement cannot be told without a chapter on Merlin Kennedy. His unique style of leadership and bold demonstrations against segregation made national headlines as the nation struggled to redefine race relations.

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Written by Beth Whisman in Museum News

Peg and John Kirk, 2015 McLean County History Makers

John and Peg Kirk

The first scene of Peg and John Kirk's enduring love story would start in the fifth grade. John loved Peg. Peg was annoyed.

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Written by Torii Moré in Museum News

Using Technology to Experience History

a visitor takes a photo of the dome with her tablet

Technology has pretty much been integrated into every aspect of our daily lives. Of course, there are times when technology isn't really appropriate. (I would argue that there really is no need for a litter box that flushes.) But, despite what some might say, I think museums across the country are doing an excellent job of figuring out when to incorporate technology, and when to leave history to speak for itself.

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Written by Callie VanAntwerp in Museum News Volunteer and Intern Bloggers

A Short Introduction

Callie VanAntwerp

Meet MCMH's new summer volunteer blogger.

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Written by Torii Moré in Museum News

Summer Newsletter, 2014

read our latest newsletter!

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Written by Torii Moré in Museum News

We're Special! -- The MCMH Library

It's National Library Week, which means libraries across the country are celebrating the positive impacts they have on the community around them. Read a bit about what makes our library special!

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Written by Torii Moré in Museum News
Written by Torii Moré in Museum News

Stocking stuffers available in the Museum’s On the Square gift shop

Need some last minute gifts? The Museum has you covered! Come on down to our gift shop and discover some wonderful stocking stuffers! In addition to dozens of books pertaining to local history and Lincoln, there are many unique items for the folks on your Christmas list!

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