Anthropology Exhibits and Events
- Anthropology Exhibit
- These case exhibits focus on archaeological and ethnographic topics and artifacts such as Native American pottery, basketry, weavings, weapons, and tools. Find out more ...
- Eveland Village
- The Museum Grounds - 230 acres that include a scenic picnic area and playground, and the Eveland Village, where the excavated remains of three early Indian buildings are preserved for viewing. Find out more ...
- People of the Valley
- People of the Valley portrays a sequence of cultures -- from Ice-Age hunters to the tribal groups that left Illinois in the 19th century -- through artifacts, murals, photographs, and exciting hands-on exhibits. Find out more ...
- Peoples of the Past
- Life-sized dioramas and finely crafted artifacts bring to life Illinois' rich Native American heritage. Find out more ...
- Reflections on Three Worlds
- Reflections on Three Worlds reveals the world of Mississippian people whose 800-year-old sites surround the museum today. The exhibits depict the complex life and culture of these people, trace in detail the evidence of archaeology, and lead to a spectacular multimedia event that takes one through a kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, symbols, music and voices of the three worlds of Mississippian belief.rn Find out more ...
- The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum
- The Play Museum is a free children's area at the Illinois State Museum-Springfield. Hours are Monday-Saturday (9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.). Find out more ...
- The River Valley Gallery
- The River Valley Gallery explores the character of the Illinois River and traces the interaction between the river and the people who lived along it from the end of the Ice Age to the present day. Find out more ...
Please note that event dates are subject to change.
- Paul Mickey Science Series: Freshwater Mussels of the Illinois River Basin: Community Variation and Change
- Presented by: Dr. Robert Warren
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Historically, the streams and lakes of Illinois housed a rich fauna of freshwater mussels. Biologists have documented 79 species in the state, and mussel populations were formerly quite large. Find out more ...
- Chicago Gallery Honors Native American Heritage Month & Veterans Day
- ISM Chicago Gallery
Monday, November 03, 2014 - Friday, November 07, 2014, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery and Trickster Art Gallery are presenting a special exhibition, and Chicago Native community information tables for the week of November 3 - 7, 2014.
The exhibition is titled Visually Speaking, Native American Veterans. Find out more ...
- Paul Mickey Science Series: Discovering Late Victorian East St. Louis: Urban Archaeology and the New Mississippi River Bridge Project
- ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Presented by: Dr. Claire Dappert, Illinois State Archaeological Survey
Teams of archaeologists from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) conducted large-scale excavations in East St. Find out more ...
- IVAS Lecture Series
- ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, November 05, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Andrew J. Upton, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University and an R. Bruce McMillan Museum Intern, will present a talk titled: “Technological and Social Dimensions of Late Prehistoric Pottery: A Central Illinois River Valley Case Study” at the Wednesday, November 5, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...
To confirm dates, please call the appropriate site.