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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - Free Admission

Monday, January 19
Starts at 10:00 AM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Museum of History doors remain open for the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday

Bloomington- The McLean County Museum of History will be open for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 19 with regular hours from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.There is no admission fee to visit the Museum exhibit galleries.The Museum offers free admission to students all year around in an effort to remove barriers that would otherwise prevent some visitors from coming to visit.

The closing of area schools in honor of the slain civil rights leader is an opportunity for students to learn and reflect on the life of Dr. King by attending local community events.It is also a good time to take a moment to reflect on the rich local history of the civil rights movement.Dr. King came to the Illinois Wesleyan campus in 1966 during the height of the movement says Jeff Woodard, marketing and community relations director for the Museum. The speech can be heard online on the Museum’s face book page.

Dr. King followed a strategy of non-violent disobedience, a philosophy used by Mahatma Gandhi who led India to independence, inspiring movements for civil rights and freedom across the world, including the U.S.”

The Museum currently has a special installation in the People gallery, The Asian Indian Experience in McLean County, which explores Asian Indian migration into McLean County as early as the 1960s. They sought a better life, making an effort to maintain important traditions and practices while, at the same time, embracing American culture. For more information on Museum events and programs contact the education department at: education@mchistory.org. or call 1(309) 827-0428.###