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Arts & Museums
Experience aviation technology and history.
Continues a mission of engaging students in science, math and technology and fostering in them an interest to pursue careers in those fields.
Here you can see a Lindbergh display, revolving aviation exhibits & memoribilia, a mini-theatre, world famous aircraft models and more.
The McLean County Arts Center is a non-profit community art resource. Comprised of two art galleries, three classrooms and a gift gallery, it is one of the oldest arts organizations in the Midwest. Annually, it hosts fourteen art exhibitions, including an annual amateur art competition and the Holiday Treasures exhibition and sale.
The McLean County Museum of History traces it roots back to 1892, the year the McLean County Historical Society was founded. The original Museum opened in 1904 when Historical Society members had collected enough material, in the form of presented papers, transcribed reminiscences, and donated objects, to share the collection with the public.
When you visit downtown Normal, it would be impossible to miss this three story museum. The first floor contains hands-on exhibits and experiences and the second floor contains even more exhibits and is where you can board the two-story Luckey Climber. The third floor offers a world centered on the arts.
20 annual exhibitions.
Enjoy a self guided tour through history.
Located near the historic home of the illustrious Lafayette Funk is the Funk Gem and Mineral Museum. It was built between 1973 and 1974 and showcases one of the largest collections of rare gems, minerals, fossils and Indian artifacts by one person. Many of these unique items are not even with the Smithsonian’s and are mostly in their natural state, though there are a few scattered polished ones. Get enthralled by these precious jewels and minerals in the huge hall. Next to the hall are exhibits of the fossils, arts, seashells, corals and saddles. Don't miss out on fluorescent mineral rooms which glows eerily under UV light. Appointments are required to visit the museum.
C. H. Moore Homestead was the former residence of John Moore Bishop and his wife Miverva. It was established in 1867, featuring Italianate and Second Empire architecture. The estate was purchased by Clifton H. Moore towards the end of the 19th Century, and made additions to the house; the major one being the west wing library. The house was purchased and restored by the DeWitt County Museum Association in 1967, and has been functioning as a tourist attraction. Since 1968, every fall, the Apple N' Pork Festival has been celebrated with great gusto at this homestead. Participate in this festival and get entertained by musicians, artworks, contests and delicious food.