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Museum OF History Launches Public Fund Drive

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:45:27 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Museum OF History Launches Public Fund Drive The McLean County Museum of History is kicking off the public portion of a three million dollar fundraising effort with nearly two million in hand. Museum Director Greg Koos says the dollars will pay for outreach programs and an emphasis on immigration throughout the history of the area....

"The museum is going to be far more deeply embracing digital technologies in it's exhibition program by developing a new permanent exhibit, and also in that new permanent exhibit be more inclusive of the demograhpics that our community is now exhibiting."

The immigration exhibit will range from the Upland southern movement in the 1930s to Mexican immigration in the 20th century and now the influx of people from South Asia. The Extending Excellence campaign is expected to wrap up in 2016.

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