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The Champaign County History Museum has an Olympics-themed exhibit

The Olympics are starting! I’m a total nerd about the Olympics, and I know I’m not alone. C-U has produced several Olympians over the years, and the Champaign County History Museum is taking this timely opportunity to highlight some of those athletes, in particular famed speed skaters Bonnie Blair and Katherine Reutter. Details below…sure to be a fun and informative way to make a local connection to the international event.

“Going for Gold Exhibit” Highlights Champaign County’s
Connections to the Winter Olympics

CHAMPAIGN, IL – The Champaign County History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibit “Going for Gold”. This temporary exhibit opened February 8, 2018, and will run through the end of April. The exhibit highlights Champaign County’s connections with the Winter Olympics including in-depth looks at the careers of Champaign natives Bonnie Blair and Katherine Reutter. The
exhibit features items donated and loaned from both Olympians including their medal-winning speed skates, opening ceremony and medal podium uniforms and other items associated with their success. The museum is located at 102 East University Avenue (NE corner of First Street and University Avenue)
and is open Thursday and Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The Champaign County History Museum is a volunteer, donor, and members supported 501c3 not-for-profit organization created to preserve, exhibit and interpret the history of Champaign County. Our home is the Historic Cattle Bank, the oldest commercial building in Champaign County. With over 20,000 objects in our collection, we turn to the community to help us care and preserve these objects
for future generations. We offer educational programming, historic walking tours, and onsite exhibits to bring the past to life. Learn more about our museum at

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