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About five years, the Bloomington Pantagraph donated over a million of negative photographs to the McLean County History Museum and tonight will be the unveiling of a small fraction of those photographs to the public.

 

Candace Summers says while they weren't sure how to make it work when they received them, they felt it was important for them to accept and preserve the history of the county.

 

 

Thanks to a grant, the museum was able to digitize around 30,000 of over million negatives they received. Summers believes the interesting parts of these photographs is most of them were never published.

 

 

Tonight at 7:15 pm, the collection will be unveiled to the public and they will be available online. Summers says tonight they will show anyone interested how to find pictures they are interested in.

 

 

The McLean County Museum of History is located at 200 North Main Street in Bloomington. You can check out their website at mchistory.org or find them on Facebook. 

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