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  Events, ISM Springfield   

Satur-Play! - Letters to Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 02, 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: Botanical Studies in the Illinois Ozarks, Rare Plants, Pollinators, and Prairies
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 06, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by
William E. McClain

Three species of the plant genus Phemeranthus occur in Illinois and two of these, P. Find out more ...


Second Friday at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, May 08, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Experience the Illinois State Museum After Hours!
Meet up with friends for SECOND Friday at the Illinois State Museum! Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Art Speaks!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 09, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

For centuries artists have combined text and art to convey stories. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Sticky Letters!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 09, 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: Just Pictures
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sometimes the pictures tell the whole story. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The End of an Era? Early Holocene Caribou Hunting Strategies in the Upper Great Lakes
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. John M. O’Shea, Curator of Great Lakes Archaeology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan

With the grudging withdrawal of the continental ice sheets at the end of the Pleistocene, the Great Lakes oscillated between higher and lower water levels before stabilizing at modern elevations. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Fun Flight!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 16, 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 ...


Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JOIN US AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM FOR TEXT-TALKS!

Text Talks is a three-part series of gallery discussions by nine artists exhibited in Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Art of Kite Making!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 23, 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 ...


Summer Passport Program
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 25, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Passport Program
May 25 - August 16
Free • Recommended for grades K-5

The Summer Museum Passport program is back! Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Go Fish?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 30, 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 ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: Growing Up Wild: Penguins on Parade
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Wednesday, June 03, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn about penguins and other birds who cannot fly.

Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: Growing Up Wild: Penguins on Parade
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Wednesday, June 03, 2015, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Learn about penguins and other birds who cannot fly.

Find out more ...


Satur-Play!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 06, 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 ...


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.

Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 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 ...


Story Time at the Museum: "A Sunny" Story Time
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, June 08, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

It keeps us warm, gives light, helps plants grow, and so much more. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: The Magic School Bus Sees Stars
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms. Frizzle and the gang blast off into space to learn about stars.

Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: The Magic School Bus Sees Stars
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ms. Frizzle and the gang blast off into space to learn about stars.

Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Skywatchers of Ancient North America: Celestial Alignments with Mounds, Structures, and Stone Circles
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by William R. Iseminger, Assistant Site Manager/Public Relations, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Collinsville, IL

Archaeological investigations have revealed that ancient peoples in North America employed astronomical observations in order to determine the onset of various seasons as well as to understand the length of the year. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Solar Powered
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Everything in our solar system revolves around one huge ball of fiery gas: the sun. Find out more ...


Satur-Play!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 13, 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 ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: Kids Discover Bats
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

There are over 1,000 kinds of bats. Learn about these gentle, helpful creatures and how you can help them survive.

Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest: Kids Discover Bats
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

There are over 1,000 kinds of bats. Learn about these gentle, helpful creatures and how you can help them survive.

Find out more ...


Art + Science + Play! Preschool 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 ...


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

  Events on Monday, August 04, 2014, ISM Chicago Gallery   

Audrey Ushenko: An Artist at Work
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, August 04, 2014 - Friday, August 08, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chicago artist, Audrey Ushenko, will be demonstrating her painting techniques in the James R. Thompson Building Atrium.
This is the third and final phase of her interactive project.
 
Over the past two years, Audrey Ushenko has been sketching the building and documenting the people who go through the building each day. 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   

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

Maria Burk Find out more ...


Mother's Day Art Spree
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - Friday, May 08, 2015, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Browse one-of-a-kind artwork by 20 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 ...


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   

Kid's Day — Mother's Day Gift Ideas
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 02, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dads, bring the kids by to create a special gift for Mom, such as pottery, hair pieces, and jewelry. Find out more ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, May 06, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Thomas J. Loebel, Illinois State Archaeological Survey, will present a talk titled “The Secret Lives of Paleoindians: Ice Age Social and Ritual Systems in the Western Great Lakes” at the Wednesday, May 6, 2015, meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, May 07, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be Dinosaurs.

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


Nature Trek: Mound Survey
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The most obvious evidence of the prehistoric past of the area is manifest by earthworks built for a variety of purposes. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Hickory Grove Bluegrass Band
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series welcomes the Hickory Grove Bluegrass Band to our stage on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Hickory Grove is a new, local bluegrass and gospel group from Central Illinois featuring not only the traditional bluegrass instrumentation of Guitar, Banjo bass and fiddle, but also an accordion.

The group has been performing for the past several years in regional nursing homes and churches and entertains at clubs/groups/bistros and is the host band for Lloyd Loar's Hometown Bluegrass Festival, Lewistown, IL. Find out more ...


Edgar Lee Masters Program Series: The Small-Town Experience in Spoon River Anthology
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this unique opportunity to learn from John Hallwas, literary scholar, writing teacher, and historian, about Edgar Lee Masters’ poems. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Adults 101
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Work alongside archaeologists and gain insight into this profession. Participate in an excavation, discover artifacts, and learn how to identify, clean, organize, and sort your finds. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Adults 102
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Participation in the previous week’s camp or in the camps held at Dickson Mounds in 2013-2014 is a pre-requisite. Find out more ...


A Taste of Archaeology for Teens
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Thursday, June 04, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Gain experience as a young archaeologist. Work alongside professional archaeologists. Participate in an excavation, discover artifacts, and learn how to identify, clean, organize, and sort your finds. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, June 04, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be Tunes for Tots.

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


Edgar Lee Masters Program Series: Understanding Illinois Burial Grounds and Cemeteries
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Location:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown, IL

Cemeteries are places with specific above ground visual and material features including graves, grave markers, landscaping, fences, and a recognizable spatial arrangement. Find out more ...


Nature Adventure Camp for Kids!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Thursday, June 18, 2015, 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Experience the Illinois River Valley. Participants may hike, canoe, bird watch, collect water samples, and learn how ancient and historic people used the resources of the land to survive. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Ruth and Max Bloomquist
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 20, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is pleased to welcome Ruth and Max Bloomquist to the Dickson Mounds Museum stage on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Ruth and Max Bloomquist have been making music together since they met in 1975 and discovered their shared love not only for each other, but for music and songs made with acoustic instruments and featuring lyrics from the heart. Find out more ...


Celebrate the Summer Solstice
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, June 21, 2015, 6:00 AM - 6:30 AM

Join us (5AM-6:30AM) as we welcome the beginning of summer. We’ll watch the sunrise and enjoy a bonfire and live music by New Age musician Paul Adams, as we learn about how past and present people around the world recognized the significance of the position of the sun at particular times of the year.

Find out more ...


Nature Explorers Camp for Kids!
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Thursday, June 25, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Explore the past and the present in the Illinois River Valley. Learn how people lived in this area and utilized its resources over thousands of years. Find out more ...


Nature Trek: Geology Tour
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about the geology of the Lewistown-Havana area, and how the Illinois River Valley was formed. Find out more ...


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

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be Fun Fish.

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


Nature Trek: Experience a Voyageur Canoe
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us and bring your friends because we’ll need a lot of people to paddle a 28 and 34 foot voyageur canoe! Find out more ...


Edgar Lee Masters Program Series: Love, Itself
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Friday, July 17, 2015, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Event Location:
Dickson Mounds Museum Outdoor Stage

Fulton County Playhouse Performance: Love, Itself 

Join us for the Fulton County Playhouse’s performance of Love, Itself. Find out more ...


Edgar Lee Masters Program Series: Love, Itself
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - Sunday, July 19, 2015, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Event Location:
Dickson Mounds Museum Outdoor Stage

Playhouse Performance: Love, Itself 

Join us for the Fulton County Playhouse’s performance of Love, Itself. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: The Sweet Potatoes
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is pleased to welcome The Sweet Potatoes to the Dickson Mounds Museum stage on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

The Sweet Potatoes come out of Southern California to dish up their own unique blend of country, folk and homespun Americana. Find out more ...


Tot Time: Fun for Tots & their Big People
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Thursday, August 06, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

At Dickson Mounds on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time topic will be 4-H's Animal Friends.

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


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

  Events on Monday, August 04, 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.

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