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Cemetary Walk kicks off Oct. 1

This year will be the 21st year of the Cemetery Walk at Bloomington's Evergreen Cemetery. The walk is sponsored by the Cemetery, the McLean County Museum of History and Illinois Voices Theatre. Eight intriguing characters from Bloomington and Normal's past will be presented this year.

You will meet professional business men, a circus worker, two social workers, and a railroading man who had a dramatic flair. Tickets sell out early, so hurry to buy your tickets from local vendors at Casey's Garden Shop, the Garlic Press and Evergreen Cemetery. You can also buy tickets at the Museum in person or by phone (309-827-0428).

Use this link for full information on the walk: http://www.mchistory.org/learn/programs/cemwalk.php

(Photo courtesy of McLean County Museum of History)

Irish Social to feature violinist and historian

The Twelfth Annual Irish Autumn Social will be held at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church on October 30, 2016 and will feature Violinist Jasper Zona and Librarian Bill Kemp. Zona will entertain with traditional Irish music and Kemp will speak on the Irish history of Bloomington's "40 Acres."

Enjoy the Irish book swap, the raffle, and a delicious Irish dinner for $15.00 for non members and $12.50 for members of the Irish Heritage Society. To see a flier for this year's event click here.

Check out the latest in the Warehouse

doorknobAn ongoing, updated posting of photos of the newest items that have recently been added to our warehouse inventory can be found on our Facebook page. Click here to see photos of the latest items that have been salvaged by our warehouse crew or donated by generous patrons like you.

'16 House Tour a resounding success

This year's "Early Bloomington" Tour of Homes was another sold-out success, thanks to all of our Old House Society supporters who faithfully attend our event every year. Our featured neighborhood for this June's Tour was the East Jefferson / East Washington Street area, which includes some of the land formerly owned by Judge David Davis.

Old House Society feels that it's important to support other local not-for-profit organizations, and in this spirit, will be donating $1,000 of its Tour proceeds to the David Davis Mansion. If you've never been to the David Davis Mansion, it's a gem...please visit the Mansion's website to read how its history ties into early Bloomington and Abraham Lincoln.

See you on next year's Tour!!!

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