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  Events on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, ISM Springfield   

Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Backyard Safari: Home Sweet Home — Learn how animals live, what their homes look like, and how they build them.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Backyard Safari: Home Sweet Home — Learn how animals live, what their homes look like, and how they build them.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

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 ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Sarah Watson, Executive Director of the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition

The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, the only Heritage Area named for an American President, is home to a unique collection of American history, surrounding America’s most revered President. 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 ...


Second Friday at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

OPEN AFTER HOURS + DRINKS + LIVE MUSIC + FOOD TRUCK + ACTIVITIES + ART OPENING + FUN!

Get cultured.
Have you enjoyed First Fridays at the Illinois State Museum? Then this Spring, bring your friends and join us for SECOND Fridays in March, April, and May! Enjoy live music, drinks, food, art + science activities, and exhibition openings. 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

In recognition of March as Women's History Month the Mickey Lecture Series presents:

Filling in the Blanks: Social Reform Movements and the Life of Martha Ann Blanks

Deanda Johnson, Midwest Regional Coordinator, National Park Service, National UGRR Network to Freedom Program, Omaha, Nebraska

Martha Ann Blank’s (née Pelham) 1880 death certificate lists her occupation as “housewife.” While the title of “housewife” places her within the domesticity that defined “true womanhood” and was central to notions of black progress, it seemingly obscures her important contributions as an African American female activist. 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 ...


Celebrate Cultural Diversity
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Family Event
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a celebration of Illinois' cultural diversity. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Density Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 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 ...


Satur-Play! Mighty Magnets
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 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 ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Last Documented Living Participant in the 4 May 1865 Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 01, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Biology and History of the Lincoln Vault Oak

Presented by Guy Sternberg, Director, Starhill Forest Arboretum of Illinois College

The last documented living participant in the President's Springfield funeral was the tree known as the Lincoln Vault Oak that shaded the funeral choir. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: There Are Neandertals Among Us!
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Fred H. Smith, Ph.D., Illinois State University

The debate over the role of Neandertals in the ancestry of modern people is the longest running controversy in human evolutionary studies and one of the oldest in science. Find out more ...


Pro-Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, April 16, 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 ...


Night at the Museum 2 Children's Overnight Camp-In
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please note that the times above are incorrect.
The camp-in will take place from 6:00pm, Friday, April 24 to 8:00am Saturday, April 25.

Grades 3-5

Early Registration (by April 6): $40 members/$45 non-members
Registration (after April 6): $45 members/$50 non-members
$5 off each additional sibling

The first Night at the Museum overnight camp-in was a great success, but registration filled up so quickly that we decided to offer one more 2015 camp-in experience. Find out more ...


Pro-Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, May 21, 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 ...


Sticky Icky Ooey Gooey Summer Camp
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, June 08, 2015 - Friday, June 12, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please note that the above times only reflect the full day camp. See below for half day and extended care times.

June 8-12
Entering grades K-2
Full Day: 9 am-4 pm, Members $135, Non-members $150
Half Day: 9 am-Noon or 1-4 pm, Members $90, Non-members $100
Extended care 8-9 am & 4-5 pm: $10/day

Play with art and science this summer! Find out more ...


Art + Science + Play! Summer Camp
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wednesday, June 17, 9-11 am
Ages 4-5
Members $18, Non-members $20

Come play with us at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Sci-Art Studio Summer Camp
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, June 19, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday, June 19, 9 am-4 pm
Entering grades 6-8
Members $30, Non-members $35

You’re never too old to have fun! Find out more ...


Extreme Explorers! Summer Camp
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

June 22-26, 9 am-4 pm
Entering grades 3-5
Members $135, Non-members $150
Extended care 8-9 am & 4-5 pm: $10/day

Explore art and science this summer! 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   

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

Mel Thompson 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, Dickson Mounds   

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 on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, ISM Lockport   

Summer Art Series 2014
ISM Lockport Gallery
Friday, June 13, 2014 - Friday, August 01, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Art Series 2014 is a partnership with the City of Lockport and the Gaylord Building-A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The Gaylord Building is the original site for ISM-Lockport before relocating across the plaza to our space in the Norton Building. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Lockport   

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 Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Artisans Gallery Exhibition: Playful Notions: Experiments in Mixed Media
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Saturday, June 14, 2014 - Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Playful Notions is an exhibit that brings together 5 artisans who work using alternative materials and innovative techniques. 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: 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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