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Upcoming 2014 MCGS Programs & Events

You are invited!  Please check back often for new entries.

To inquire about future events or to suggest a program topic or speaker,
please email us at
or phone Eleanor Mede at 309-454-2688 or Sara Cushing at 309-828-9848.


   October 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
The McLean County Museum of History
200 North Main street, Bloomington, IL
2nd Floor Courtroom


PROGRAM:  Circus Collections, Milner Library
SPEAKER:    Steve Gossard, Curator of Circus Collections



Steve Gossard, Curator of Circus Collections, Milner Library, Illinois State University, will speak about his research, writings and the residents in the central Illinois, who were Circus professionals. The Circus Collection and other Special Collections are located on the 6th floor of Milner Library.  Mr. Gossard will speak briefly about them and how to research them. Writings by Mr. Gossard were published in Bandwagon magazine, in White Tops and Circus Report. ďA RECKLESS ERA OF AERIAL PERFORMANCE, THE EVOLUTION OF TRAPEZEĒ, was his first published writing about the Circus. He has a fiction manuscript yet to be published.  Mr. Gossardís knowledge of the Special Collections at Milner Library could help researchers use the 6th floor collections.


Nominations for Officers and Directors for the Year 2015 will be presented at the meeting.


The program is free and open to the Public.  Refreshments will be served following the program.  For additional information please call Eleanor Mede 309-454-2688 or Sara Cushing 309-828-9848.


The NOVEMBER meeting will feature the INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, and the ANNUAL DESSERT SOCIAL.  Desserts will be served before the meeting.


O T H E R  I L L I N O I S  E V E N T S




October 24th & 25th - O'Fallon, IL

J. Mark Lowe, CGSM, FUGA
Tony Burroughs, FUGA, Author

Hilton Garden Inn:  1-888-853-6895
ISGS Conference Rate Code:  ISGS14
The Regency Conference Center


Irish Heritage Society's
10th Annual Irish Autumn Social
Sunday, October 26, 2014
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Entertainment by Harmony Guaranteed Barbershoppers
Door Prizes, 50/50 Tickets
Knights of Columbus Hall
1706 R.T. Dunn Drive
Bloomington, IL

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2014 Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise noted, all general meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
on the second floor of the McLean County Museum of History.


Board of Directors

January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

General Membership & Public

January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August--no general meeting
September 16
October 21
November 18
December--no general meeting

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