Extra! Extra! Bloomington Newspaper Advertisements
Before the internet, television, and radio, newspapers told Monroe County families what was happening around the world. It wasn’t just the stories, but the advertisements that captivated people’s attention. Car dealerships, retail stores, and everything in between relied on this method to spread the word of their sales and events. Visit the History Center to see a display of larger-than-life copies of advertisements showcasing the Monroe County community from almost a century ago.