Illinois State Museum (ISM) - Land, Life, People & Art.  
www.museum.state.il.us

Bruce Rauner, Governor
ISM System
Visitor Information
Exhibitions
Programs & Events
Publications
Stores & Artisans Shops
Teachers & Students
Lesson Plans!
Online Exhibits
Research & Collections
Staff Directory
Job Opportunities
Members & Donors
Volunteers
Public Museum Grants
About ISM
News/Press Room
Search/Site Map




Join Our E-Mail List
For Email Marketing you can trust





Public Events

|Springfield| |Chicago| |Lewistown| |Lockport| |Whittington| |Chicago|

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Spring Break Search at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Spring into fun at the Illinois State Museum
Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Visit the Illinois State Museum and complete the Spring Break Search and earn a monarch butterfly temporary tattoo and a packet of milkweed seeds. 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 ...


Satur-Play! - Playing with Packing Peanuts
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 04, 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: 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 ...


Brownbag Lecture Series
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"600 Generations There: Changes in the Land and Human Settlement Evolution at the Illinois/Spoon River Confluence Fulton County, Illinois"

Alan Harn (Speaker), Sally McClure, Edwin Hajic, Majorie Schroeder, and Bonnie Styles

In 1930, the University of Chicago ushered in a new era of archaeological innovation with their excavations at the Morton site, now a part of the developing Emiquon Preserve and National Wildlife Refuge at the Illinois/Spoon River confluence. Find out more ...


Second Friday at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hot Science, Hot Art, Hot Food.

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: The Earth & Me
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Earth is an incredible planet, and it is our job to protect and preserve it. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! - Oil Spill
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 11, 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: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 13, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Whether you grow flowers, fruits, or vegetables, gardening can be a lot of fun. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Alaska's Inside Passage: September 2014
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Find out more ...


Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, April 16, 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! - Recycled Play Day!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 18, 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 ...


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 ...


Satur-Play! - Compostable Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 25, 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!
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 ...


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!
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!
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!
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 ...


Satur-Play!
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 ...


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

  Events on Friday, November 16, 2012, ISM Chicago Gallery   

Illinois Women Video Artists 2012
ISM Chicago Gallery
Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The ISM Chicago Gallery presents
Illinois Women Video Artists 2012
 
Friday, November 16, 2012, noon to 2:30 pm
 
Opening Introductions
12:00 p.m. 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   

ICONOCLASTS: Native Art of a Non-Native Nature
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Friday, April 03, 2015, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium

March 30 - April 3, 2015, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

The ISM Chicago Gallery in collaboration with the Native American Curators Ernest M. Find out more ...


Deadline to become an Illinois Artisan
Illinois Artisans, Chicago
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Illinois Artisans Program is continually looking for talented new artists to join the Program. 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 ...


Dancing for My Tribe: Photographs by Sharon Hoogstraten
ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

ISM Chicago Gallery Special Exhibition in Atrium

As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Sharon is creating a permanent record of Potawatomi Indians wearing their regalia, and how these modern-day people are preserving the traditional dress of their ancestors. 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   

Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: Ogden Family Reflections
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, April 01, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Marion Ogden, former Fulton County resident, will be sharing his recollections of the Ogden mound at the Wednesday, April 1, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. The presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum. 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. To welcome the spring season, tots and their caretakers will help plant two trees on the Museum’s grounds. Find out more ...


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

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting its first Nature Trek program of the 2015 season. Join Museum staff and representatives from The Nature Conservancy for a bird watching opportunity at the Wetland Observatory at the Emiquon Preserve on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Find out more ...


Hickory Ridge Concert Series: Folk-singer headlines Hickory Ridge: Michael Johnathan
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Hickory Ridge Concert Series is pleased to welcome Michael Johnathan to the Dickson Mounds Museum stage on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm. Michael is a folk-singer, songwriter, concert performer, author who created and hosts the worldwide broadcast of the “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” each week on over 500 public radio stations, PBS-TV coast-to-coast plus American Forces Radio Network in 173 nations.

Growing up in New York, Michael Johnathon was Pete Seeger’s neighbor. Find out more ...


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

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting Ben’s Bubble Show on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Find out more ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center   

Deadline to become an Illinois Artisan
Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
Monday, March 30, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Illinois Artisans Program is continually looking for talented new artists to join the Program. Find out more ...


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

<- November 2012 ->
S M T W T F S

        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30  
There are more events
scheduled, use the calendar
to check next month
Copyright © 2012 Illinois State Museum Site Map | ISM Privacy Information | Kids Privacy | Web Accessibility | Webmaster| Illinois DNR
Last updated 2015-04-10, 13:49 by lc