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  Events, ISM Springfield   

Remembering Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, February 01, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Remembering Lincoln

Sponsored by: Illinois State Museum and 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition
Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: An Introduction to the Accordion
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 04, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Erich Schroeder with the assistance of Jane Allard

The WPA image is from shorpy.com

Find out more ...


Night at the Museum Children's Overnight Camp-in
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, February 06, 2015 - Saturday, February 07, 2015, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. If you are interested in adding your child's name to the waiting list, please email ebazan@museum.state.il.us. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Bubble Snakes
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 07, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Catch the Beat
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, February 09, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

In recognition of Black History Month, the February 9 program will feature jazz musician Mark McKnight reading Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Christopher Raschka. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Jenkins Lot 2014 Excavations: Digging in Lincoln's Neighborhood
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dennis Naglich, Research Associate in Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Last June, archaeologists from the Illinois State Museum excavated an additional 2.5 square meters of area in the northwestern corner of the Jameson Jenkins lot at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Changing Fashion - Changing Lives
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Angela Goebel-Bain, Associate Curator for Decorative Arts and History, Illinois State Museum

Fashion reflects its cultural context. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: North in the Night: The Underground Railroad
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Underground Railroad was used by many slaves fleeing slavery. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Pumping Heart
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Prairie Humanities Lecture/Discussion Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Walt Whitman's Lincoln: "Oh Captain, My Captain"
How did this poetry tell of American's emotions in the Civil War and at Lincoln's death?

Speaker: Brian "Fox" Ellis as Walt Whitman

Free and open to the public
Seating limit: 180

This event is part of the 2015 Prairie Humanities Series supported by the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.

For information on additional Lincoln events associated with the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition, go to lincolnfuneralcoalition.org.

 

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Brownbag Lectures: Exploring Abe's River...the Sangamon
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Kent L. Massie, PLA/ASLA, Massie Massie & Associates, Springfield, Illinois

While working on a trail planning study of the Sangamon River, Kent Massie explored the history of the river and discovered some interesting things about the area and especially the role the river had in Lincoln’s prairie years. Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Event was postponed on February 21 due to weather and has been rescheduled for Saturday, February, 28.

Explore the collections of area children and teens. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Recycled Art Sculpture
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Breaking Bread and Building Bridges
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Jodie O'Gorman, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, Adjunct Research Associate in Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

A renewed interest in foodways in archaeology places food within the larger context of economic, political, and religious systems and has the potential to examine related material culture and symbolic meaning of all things related to food within these contexts. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Tornado Tubes
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day (Rescheduled)
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Due to weather, Junior Collector's Day, originally scheduled for last Saturday, has been planned for this Saturday, February 28, from 1-3PM. Find out more ...


Prairie Humanities Lecture/Discussion Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, March 01, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"Looking at Lincoln - Pictures and Persuasions"
What do contemporary depictions based on the early still photographs of Lincoln tell us about the man and ourselves?

Speaker: Julia Marsh, Allentown Museum of Art of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania

Free and open to the public.
Seating limit: 180

This event is part of the 2015 Prairie Humanities Series supported by the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.

For information on additional Lincoln events associated with the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition, go to lincolnfuneralcoalition.org.

Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Rediscovering the Ogden-Fettie Site
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Michael Wiant, Director, ISM Dickson Mounds Museum

Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Microscope Slides
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 07, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Wonderful You
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, March 09, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Everyone has special talents that they can use to better the world. Find out more ...


Pro-Text Partners Reception Night
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 13, 2015, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pro-Text Partners Reception Night. Friday, March 13. Four Springfield art venues will feature exhibitions that examine the use of text in art. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Wonder Women in History
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Throughout history, women played an important role in making the world a better place. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Compass Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Filling in the Blanks: Social Reform Movements and the Life of Martha Ann Blanks
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: LECTURE WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF MARCH RATHER THAN THE SECOND

Presented by Deanda Johnson, Midwest Regional Coordinator, National Park Service, National UGGR Network to Freedom Program, Omaha, Nebraska

In recognition of March as Women's History Month, and a continuation of last month's discussion of the Jameson Jenkins Lot archaeological project, Ms. Find out more ...


Pro-Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Text Talks. March 19, April 16, and May 21. Assistant Director for Art and Pro-Text curator Robert Sill will moderate a series of discussions featuring artists selected from the Pro-Text exhibition. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Chicago Gallery & Illinois Artisans   

February Feature: Nancy Krahn
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, February 01, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nancy Krahn Find out more ...


Valentine's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 12-14 Juried Illinois Artisans and find that special gift. Presented by the Illinois Artisans Program, the Art Sprees are a monthly chance to shop local and meet the artisans. Find out more ...


April Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gary Beaumont Find out more ...


May Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Friday, May 01, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Maria Burk Find out more ...


July Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Friday, July 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beth Shadur Find out more ...


August Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hugh Spector Find out more ...


September Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Terry Gomien Find out more ...


October Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Thursday, October 01, 2015 - Saturday, October 31, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Robin Power Find out more ...


November Feature
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Sunday, November 01, 2015 - Monday, November 30, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sue Scaife Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events on Thursday, April 17, 2014, Dickson Mounds   

Nature Exploration
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Friday, April 18, 2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum presents Nature Exploration on Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18, 2014 for kids ages 9-12 years old. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Dickson Mounds   

Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: An Ancient Cemetery on Kingfisher Hill
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, February 04, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Michael Wiant will present a talk titled: “An Ancient Cemetery on Kingfisher Hill” at the Wednesday, February 4, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, February 05, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. the Tot Time topic will be “Clay Creations”. Find out more ...


Eagle Day Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 07, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Family-friendly Eagle Day events will be held at a variety of venues all day in Havana, Lewistown, the Emiquon Preserve, and Dickson Mounds Museum on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Find out more ...


Emiquon Science Conference
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CALL FOR ABSTRACT TO EMIQUON SCIENCE 2015: DUE FEBRUARY 4, 2015

The annual Emiquon Science Conference will be held at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, Illinois February 19th 2015 from 9 a.m. Find out more ...


Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the Second Annual Weekend Knap-In Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1, 2015 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Find out more ...


Artifact Identification Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the 33rd Annual Artifact Identification Day on Sunday, March 1, 2015 between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: The History, Theory, and Application of Carbon 14 Dating
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Michael Conner, Curator of Archaeology, will present a talk titled: “The History, Theory, and Application of Carbon 14 Dating” at the Wednesday, March 4, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, March 05, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be “Wild Mammals”. Find out more ...


Kid's Day: Wild about Animals in Illinois
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 07, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Kid’s Day: Wild About Animals in Illinois on Saturday, March 7, 2015, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Find out more ...


Dickson Mounds Museum offers Bus Trip: Day of the Drum Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Participate in a day-long bus trip to Champaign-Urbana for the Day of the Drum Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, April 02, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be "Trees."

Admission is free and registration is not required. Find out more ...


Bird Watching at Emiquon
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, April 04, 2015, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Meet at the Emiquon Wetland Observatory for a morning of bird watching. Novice and seasoned birders are welcomed. Find out more ...


Ben's Bubble Show
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for this unique form of family entertainment. See Ben use his bare hands to create beautiful, humorous, and mind boggling soap bubble sculptures. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, ISM Lockport   

An Un-Valentine's Evening
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a special after-hours open house on Friday, February 20 from 5:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Curator's Tour
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Art of Description Curator's Tour led by Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art, ISM Chicago Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


Walking Through the Green Tunnel: My Appalacchian Trail Adventure
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 08, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Patrick Bredlau

Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


How'd They Do That?
ISM Lockport Gallery
Sunday, March 22, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Describing Art 101 a primer for art-speak led by Jennifer Jaskowiak, Curator, ISM Lockport Gallery.

Free and open to the public.

Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events on Thursday, April 17, 2014, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Expressions in Fiber & Clay
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Sunday, March 09, 2014 - Sunday, June 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary art quilts by 16 Illinois Artisans. The exhibition celebrates the abstract use of fabric, exploring themes such as the seasons, power and joy. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

  Events, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Adult Workshop: Beginner: Watercolor Experiments with David Clelland
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A beginner's watercolor workshop. Explore experimental ways to use watercolors. Bring a basic set of watercolor paints. Find out more ...


Adult Workshop: Beginner: Jewelry Workshop with Michelle Tackitt
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A beginning silversmithing workshop. Students will use cold connections to create sterling silver dangle earrings.
Tuition $60, all supplies included, minimum of 6.

All classes must be paid in advance. Find out more ...


Please note that event dates are subject to change.
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.

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