Thursday, December 8
Starts at 12:10 PM
From 1854 to 1860, Bloomington was an important stage in Abraham Lincoln’s rise as the leader and moral voice of the movement to halt slavery’s expansion into the northern territories. Bill Kemp, Museum’s librarian and co-curator of the Museum’s new, “Lincoln in McLean County” exhibit, will address the role of race and racial prejudice played during this epic political contest and moral struggle over the future of slavery in America.
Bring your brown bag lunch to the Museum’s series, featuring engaging and enlightening topics for discussion. Join us the second Thursday of every month from September through May for a new topic to explore and discuss. The programs are held in the Museum’s Governor Fifer Courtroom from 12:10-12:40 p.m. each time. These programs are free and open to the public and sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University, the McLean County Museum of History, and the Collaborative Solutions Institute.
Lunch & Learn