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Join us as historian Mike Matejka presents a detailed view of the history of transportation in the Normal, Illinois area and beyond during the Great War and its ramifications on the war effort and the region.

Presented by Mike Matejka, Great Plains Laborers, McLean County History Museum of History board member, and Illinois Labor History Society Vice President.

This event is part of our World War I Speaker Series that runs from September 2017 to December 2018. 

Series Schedule:

November 7, 7pm - Bill Kemp on McLean County Home Front During World War I

January 18, 7pm - Paul Holsinger on Normal and Illinois State Normal University during the war years

January 30, 7pm - Mike Matejka on the history of transportation in Normal and its ramifications on the war effort

February 27, 7pm - Janice Harrington on the art and war experiences of Horace J. Pippin

March 4, 2pm - Mark Wyman on Normal in the WWI era

November 8, 7pm - Bill Davison & Ruth Cobb on local community gardening and food needs during the Great War