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Breaking Bread in McLean County - Kaffe, Knäckebröd, & Coal: Swedish-Americans in Central Illinois

Saturday, May 8
Starts at 1:00 PM

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

Breaking Bread in McLean County - Kaffe, Knäckebröd, & Coal: Swedish-Americans in Central Illinois

The Museum, in partnership with BN Welcoming (a coalition of the Immigration Project, Not In Our Town/Not In Our Schools, West Bloomington Revitalization Project, Mennonite Church of Normal, and First United Methodist Church together creating a supportive environment for immigrants to McLean County), Design Streak at Illinois State University, and Heartland Community College will present a 10-part program series exploring stories of migration, immigration, adaptation, assimilation, appropriation, preservation, contribution, and sustentation in McLean County. Breaking Bread in McLean County will highlight the shared and disparate experiences of local migrant communities from the Kickapoo to Congolese Americans, seeking to disrupt the historical chronology in order to promote a deeper understanding of the ways McLean County has traditionally treated its migrant communities.

Join Hannah Johnson of the McLean County Museum of History, Edgar and Virginia Lundeen, and other members of the community as they explore the Swedish American experience in McLean County.

Programs will last approximately 1 hr with time reserved for Q&A.

To register for this Zoom webinar, go to bit.ly/breakbread4