Champaign County 

History Museum


102 East University Avenue

Champaign, Illinois 61820

phone: 217-356-1010

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Monthly eNewsletter Archives​

June 2017 - Inaugural Issue

  • Grand Opening Celebration Recap

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls - First United Methodist Church Bell


July 2017

  • 1939 Color Slides Provide Glimpse into the past

  • Congressman D.C. Dobbins Collection

  • Taste of Champaign-Urbana Activities


August 2017

  • Photos Shed New Light on Illinois Power and Light Plant

  • Inaugural Speaker Series - Dan McCollum

  • Taste of Champaign-Urbana Recap

  • New Book Club debuts


September 2017

  • 1st Annual Cemetary Walk 

  • Nichole Millage Paralympic Uniform Donation

  • Lecture Series - David Anderson

  • A Home of Their Own - African American's and the University of Illinois

  • Annual Member Meeting


October 2017

  • 1st Urbana Fire Chiefs Badge Comes Home

  • Sholem Family Photos Give Glimpse into 1930s-1960s

  • Lecture Series - Lex Tate

  • University Historic Clock Tour


November 2017

  • Don Carlos Taft Landscape Plan Discovered

  • Lecture Series - John Bruns


December 2017

  • Year End Review

  • A Glacier Runs Through It: How Champaign County Got Its Shape

  • Lecture Series - Rick Williams


February 2018

  • Going for Gold: Champaign County and the Winter Olympics

  • "A Desolation for Wandering Cattle and Pigs": The First UofI Class Encounters the Elephant

  • 99 Pursuit Squadron and the Founding of the Tuskegee Airman

  • Lecture Series - Hal Balbach

March 2018

  • Stranger Things: How Oysters, Quails, and Clark R. Griggs Brought the U of I to Champaign County

  • African American Student Housing at the University of Illinois

  • Solving the Four Color Problem - University of Illinois Mathematics Department

  • History on the Town Event A Showstopping Sucess!

April 2018

  • Emmanual Memorial Episcopal Church Easter Egg Collection

  • Louis Green Donation

  • Univesity Archivist Bill Maher - Archiving History at the University of Illinois

  • Streetcar Exhibit Rolls Into the Museum Later This Year

May 2018

  • Prehn's: A Student Tradition at Oregon and Goodwin.

  • Museum Collection Is On The Move!

  • Perry Morris - Vaudeville and the New Orpheum Theatre

June 2018

  • Buried Treasure: Converting Champaign County’s Swampy Prairies to Farmland

  • Spring Membership Drive Is Underway

  • Thomas Kuipers - The History of the Urbana Free Library

  • Volunteers Needed