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History Maker's Gala

Since 2012, the History Makers Gala has recognized senior citizens whose outstanding, lifelong contributions of time and talents have helped to make McLean County a better place to live. The 2022 History Makers Gala and the Annual Meeting of the McLean Historical Society will take place on the evening of June 15th at the Brown Ballroom at Illinois State University.

Nominate a History Maker

McLean County has no shortage of people who have dedicated their lives to making our community a better place to live.  History Maker nominees do not have to be wealthy, prominent or easily recognized. They do need to have a significant story to tell: perhaps it is one of service to their country and community; maybe it is a successful career, whether in a trade, business, profession or social service; or maybe their family together has left a lasting legacy for McLean County.  

2021 Honorees included Jerry & Carole Ringer, Barbara Stuart, and Marilyn & Bob Sutherland. 
Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 70 years of age
  • Have spent significant years in McLean County
  • Be able to share their stories with the community

Please download a nomination form and return to development@mchistory.org.

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Become a Sponsor

Promote your business or organization's brand during this high-profile event.  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.  Contact Norris Porter, Director of Development, to learn more about our Corporate Alliance Program and how you can partner with the Museum as a sponsor the the Gala and throughout the year.