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8th Annual History Makers Gala

2019 History Maker's Gala

This year's History Makers Gala will be held on Wednesday, June 19th at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are available via phone and online here.

  • Richard and Judy Buchanan
  • 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.

    Full Biography

  • Jana Edge
  • 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.

    Full Biography

  • Henry Gay
  • 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.

    Full Biography

Buy Tickets

Click here to purchase tickets online or call (309) 827-0428.


The History Maker's Gala will be held at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center, 100 N. University Street, Normal, Illinois 61761


Become a sponsor! Information below!

Become a History Makers Gala Sponsor for 2019

Promote your business or organization's brand at this high-profile event. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. The Museum Board is made up of many community leaders, including top executives and retirees with State Farm, COUNTRY Financial, Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University and other leading organizations and businesses in Central Illinois.

You will reach an engaged audience that is educated, affluent, and deeply involved in making our local area a better place to live and work. The Gala is a great way to connect with our audience while demonstrating your commitment to the community by supporting the Museum's high-quality educational programs, award-winning exhibits, first-rate research facility and 100+ years of service. 

If you have questions or would like to become a Museum or Gala sponsor, please contact Director of Development Divah Griffin.

To nominate a history maker click here!