Museum mascot needs moo-niker

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Let’s see how moo-tivated you are to be creative!

The Champaign County History Museum (CCHM) is holding a contest to name the Cattle Bank’s new bovine mascot. The as-yet-unnamed cow will represent the museum to its youngest fans and visitors.

Leaders hope the mascot becomes a familiar sight around the county to emphasize the area’s rich bovine history.

The contest starts Monday and ends Saturday. Anyone with a suggested name is encouraged to apply.

A winner will be taken on a docent-led tour of the museum and receive a copy of Dannel McCollum’s Essays on the Historical Geography of Champaign County as well as a copy of the new children’s activity book. If more than one person suggests the winning name, a drawing will be held from those submissions. 

With more than 20,000 objects in the collection, CCHM is located in the Cattle Bank which is the oldest commercial building in the county.

The museum offers education programming, historic walking tours and onsite exhibits with the goal of bringing the past to life and preserving history for future generations. 

Champaign County History Museum 
(located in the Cattle Bank)
102 East University Avenue, Champaign
W, Th, F: 1 – 5 pm
Sat: 10 am – 5 pm
Sun: 1 – 5 pm

For more information, click here.  

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