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Mac 'n' Cheese Selfie Program

Mac 'n' Cheese Selfie Program

Posted: July 21, 2015

Selfie taken in Spurlock Museum Central Core
Mac 'n' cheese selfie program launches across Champaign County

Museums in Champaign County are collaborating to invite you to grab your camera and head to Facebook to share your experiences having fun at all 11 museums in the Museums at the Crossroads Consortium.

Often called MAC, the Consortium invites you to visit all their locations and take selfies for a "MAC 'n' Cheese" experience between now and October 31, 2015. If you visit and post selfies from all 11 sites, you may even qualify for small gift for your participation!

How to Participate

Here’s what you need to do to participate:

  1. When entering a participating museum, ask for program information and guidelines. You’ll receive a newly printed Consortium brochure describing each museum and listing its hours and address.
  2. As you tour the museum, look for signs designating suggested selfie locations.
  3. Try these suggestions or pick your own easily recognizable locations around the museum.
  4. Pose, take the picture, and post. Don’t forget to say cheese!

Posting to Facebook

Follow these tips when posting to Facebook to make sure your posted selfies qualify for the event:

  • Use the hashtag #MACnCheese2015
  • Be sure to tag the photo with a location so that’s it connected to the museum you’re visiting (look for the teardrop location icon if you’re having trouble).
  • Make sure your selfies have a privacy setting of public.
Once you’ve posted selfies from each of the participating locations, contact Katie Riopelle at the Museum of the Grand Prairie at (217) 586-1279. Once Katie confirms your posts, she’ll let you know how you can receive your gift!

Consortium Member Institutions

The Spurlock Museum is a charter member of the Museums at the Crossroads Consortium.

Here are the other 10 locations participating in this event:

  • Anita Purves Nature Center, Urbana
  • Champaign County Historical Museum, Champaign
  • Chanute Air Museum, Rantoul
  • Krannert Art Museum, Champaign
  • Museum of the Grand Prairie, Mahomet
  • Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, Champaign
  • Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign
  • Pollinatarium, Urbana
  • Sousa Archives and Center for American Museum, Champaign
  • Spurlock Museum, Urbana
  • Staerkel Planetarium, Champaign

For more information on the individual museums or MAC itself, visit the Museums at the Crossroads (external link).