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2ND ANNUAL SKY VIEW DRIVE-IN SCAVENGER HUNT
4/5/19 - 9/8/19
Litchfield
Following the very successful first Sky View Scavenger Hunt last year, owners Mindy & Nick Pastrovich and Debbie & Mike Pastrovich are back with treasures and discounts for movies that will be hidden throughout the central to southern portions of Route 66. The Sky View Scavenger Hunt involves finding a limited-edition magnet that will be hidden at famous Route 66 locations. Once found, these magnets are to be turned in at the participating business for a special gift and two free tickets to any movie at the Sky View, including the popular Throwback Series of Sunday movies from April through September.
Life on the Titanic
4/13/19 - 10/31/19
Pontiac

On April 13, 2019, coinciding with the date of the ship's maiden voyage, come visit the opening of a Selle-Agner exhibit, "Life on the Titanic".  Presented to portray the life and times of the ship, its passengers, and the elegant Edwardian Age. The items on display are contemporaries of those that sank on the famed ship as well as items from the rescued ship.

Litchfield Pickers Market
4/14/19 - 10/13/19
Litchfield

The Litchfield Pickers Market will return, for its fifth year, every second Sunday of the month from April to October, with the exact 2019 market dates being: April 14, May 12, June 9, July14, August 11, September 8, and October 13. Mark your calendar NOW and plan to visit downtown Litchfield, Illinois between 9 AM to 3 PM. This year is going to be a great one!

Giant Lincoln Sculpture Coming to Springfield
5/22/19 - 9/20/20
Springfield
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the City of Springfield will host the exhibition of American realist Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture, beginning with a spectacular installation process on May 22. A crane will lift the two figures, Lincoln and his companion, high into the air before they are set in place and affixed on their base Wednesday. This monumental-scale piece is the enlarged version of Johnson’s original work of art commissioned for Gettysburg Plaza in Pennsylvania. The life-scale sculpture stands near the historic Wills House in Gettysburg and depicts President Lincoln gesturing with his famous hat to the bedroom in the Wills House where he finished writing the Gettysburg Address before delivering the speech at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery, Nov. 19, 1863. Beside him stands a “modern man” representing all of us. He holds a gigantic bronze copy of the address in his hands, indicating that these words are as valid to our contemporary life as they were in Lincoln’s time.
DSI/Levitt Amp Springfield Music Series
5/30/19 - 8/1/19
Springfield
Springfield was named on 12/18/18 as one of 15 cities to receive a $25,000 grant to put on a summer concert series. The Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation announced Springfield was one of 15 grant recipients. The money will be used in Springfield this summer to stage concerts on downtown’s North Mansion Block, also known as a YWCA block (4th St & Jackson). After a selection process, the bands have been announced.
In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II
6/6/19 - 1/12/20
Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – The new exhibit “In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II” opens at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

 

JOIN US FOR FUN! FOOD! & ENTERTAINMENT!
6/8/19 - 6/29/19
Sherman
JOIN US FOR FUN! FOOD! & ENTERTAINMENT! 

 

Celebrate the music of freedom
6/19/19
Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – Music played a vital role in the civil rights movement by lifting spirits, inspiring protesters and sweetening victory celebrations. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will celebrate that music June 19 with a performance of “Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.”



 

Rockin at the River
6/20/19
Pontiac
A brand new, FREE, family friendly concert series at the Band Shell in Humiston Riverside Park! Dates are June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 25. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, seating is not provided.

On June 20th: Hurricane Reggae Band with The Unemployed Architects

“Be Humble Gym” Deadlift Competition
6/22/19
Sherman

This is a deadlift competition for Be Humble Gym. It’s going to be free for everyone to enter. It’s all just for fun. Don’t worry about how much you can lift. 

APRONS AWAY: WOMEN'S WORK ON THE MOTHER ROAD COMES TO THE PONTIAC EAGLE TO CELEBRATE THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ILLINOIS ROUTE 66 HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
6/22/19
Pontiac
Aprons Away:  Women's Work on the Mother Road, a new stage play by Route 66 authorhistorian Cheryl Eichar Jett, will be presented in two performances Saturday-Sunday, June 2223, at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center in Pontiac, Illinois. The Route 66 Association of Illinois, along with Pontiac Tourism, is sponsoring the event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac. “It's the perfect partnership,” Liz Vincent, Eagle Facility Manager said, “We're excited to bring this show to Pontiac to commemorate the opening 15 years ago of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum.” 
Aprons Away: Women's Work on the Mother Road
6/22/19 - 6/23/19
The most famous highway in the world. Twenty-four determined women. And Route 66 was changed forever. All through the Route 66 era, some women put their domestic skills to work while others tackled man-sized careers. With their aprons tied on or flung to the prairie winds, two dozen women tell the story of Route 66 as you've never heard it before – through the voices of the women who left their indelible mark on the Mother Road!
APRONS AWAY: WOMEN'S WORK ON THE MOTHER ROAD COMES TO THE PONTIAC EAGLE TO CELEBRATE THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ILLINOIS ROUTE 66 HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
6/23/19
Pontiac
Aprons Away:  Women's Work on the Mother Road, a new stage play by Route 66 authorhistorian Cheryl Eichar Jett, will be presented in two performances Saturday-Sunday, June 2223, at the Eagle Performing Arts and Conference Center in Pontiac, Illinois. The Route 66 Association of Illinois, along with Pontiac Tourism, is sponsoring the event to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac. “It's the perfect partnership,” Liz Vincent, Eagle Facility Manager said, “We're excited to bring this show to Pontiac to commemorate the opening 15 years ago of the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum.” 
Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus & Ice Cream Social
6/23/19
Sherman

Free event, entertainment by Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus. Come out to hear the 

Land of Lincoln Barbershop Chorus and eat some ICE CREAM!! 

FUN! FOOD! & ENTERTAINMENT! 

The Once and Future Greatness of Downtown Bloomington
6/25/19
Bloomington-Normal
Join us at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 when Museum Librarian Bill Kemp will take us through an illustrated tour of Downtown Bloomington
Social Justice Walking Tour
6/27/19
Bloomington-Normal
The Museum is pleased to invite you to join Mike Matejka, labor historian and Governmental Affairs Director, Great Plains Laborers’ District Council and editor of Grand Prairie Union News, and Bill Kemp, local historian and the Museum’s Librarian, for their Social Justice History Walking Tour on Thursday, June 27 beginning at 6:15 p.m. 
Rockin at the River
6/27/19
Pontiac
A brand new, FREE, family friendly concert series at the Band Shell in Humiston Riverside Park! Dates are June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 25. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, seating is not provided.

On June 27th: Mucca Pazza

History Out of the Closet Preservation Day
6/29/19
Bloomington-Normal
History Out of the Closet Preservation Day, an initiative to preserve materials relating to McLean County’s LGBTQ+ community will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Green Dodge Family Outdoor Movie
6/29/19
Sherman

Green Dodge Outdoor Family Movie (Movie TBA)

Annual Sherman Fireworks Specular
7/4/19
Sherman

Fireworks at Waldrop! 

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