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Saturday, May 4

Collaborative Community Quilting with Illinois Art Station

Starts at 1:00 PM
200 N. Main Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

Bring a family member and learn to create personalized quilt squares while sharing family stories together. All quilt squares will be added to a giant collaborative community quilt that will be displayed at the McLean County Museum of History in June. This event is FREE with RSVP: http://bit.ly/MCMHquilts and will be held in the Museum’s third floor classroom from 1-3 p.m.

Thursday, May 9

Lunch and Learn: Sex in a Cup: Chocolate and Gender through the Ages Lunch & Learn

Starts at 12:10 PM
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

Sex in a Cup: Chocolate and Gender through the Ages

Kathryn Sampeck
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Illinois State University

During the eighteenth century, chocolate moved from being a sporadic curiosity to a daily necessity not just across the Americas, but also across the Atlantic. That an American tropical cultivar became such a pervasive part of life in the colonial world is remarkable. A comparison of pre-Columbian with colonial archaeological and historical evidence in Central America shows that chocolate was increasingly characterized as a woman’s drink, food, and flavor. Examples from three kinds of chocolatey evidence (recipes, material culture, and depictions) offer insight into the broader context of labor, gender, and social regimes.

Saturday, May 11

Collaborative Community Quilting with Illinois Art Station

Starts at 1:00 PM

Bring a family member and learn to create personalized quilt squares while sharing family stories together. All quilt squares will be added to a giant collaborative community quilt that will be displayed at the McLean County Museum of History in June. This event is FREE with RSVP: http://bit.ly/MCMHquilts and will be held in the Museum’s third floor classroom from 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Collaborative Community Quilting with Illinois Art Station

Starts at 1:00 PM

Bring a family member and learn to create personalized quilt squares while sharing family stories together. All quilt squares will be added to a giant collaborative community quilt that will be displayed at the McLean County Museum of History in June. This event is FREE with RSVP: http://bit.ly/MCMHquilts and will be held in the Museum’s third floor classroom from 1-3 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

Collaborative Community Quilting with Illinois Art Station

Starts at 1:00 PM

Bring a family member and learn to create personalized quilt squares while sharing family stories together. All quilt squares will be added to a giant collaborative community quilt that will be displayed at the McLean County Museum of History in June. This event is FREE with RSVP: http://bit.ly/MCMHquilts and will be held in the Museum’s third floor classroom from 1-3 p.m.