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Anthropology Exhibits and Events

  ISM System Exhibits: Anthropology   

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 ...

From Humble Beginnings: Lincoln's Illinois 1830-1861 -- January 01, 2014 to July 30, 2014

To commemorate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth the Illinois State Museum presents a captivating perspective of the Illinois Lincoln called home through objects and stories of the people who lived here. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Dickson Mounds Museum from January 01, 2014 to July 30, 2014

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

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 ...

  ISM System Events: Anthropology   

Nature Track: Mound Survey
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

A Taste of Archaeology for Adults
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Thursday, June 05, 2014, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Ever dreamed of a career as an Archaeologist? Do you consider yourself an amateur Archaeologist? Work alongside archaeologists and gain insight into this profession. Find out more ...

A Taste of Archaeology for Teens
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Thursday, June 12, 2014, 8:00 AM - 3:30 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 ...

More than Bows-n-Arrows
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, June 15, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for this annual Father’s Day event. Enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations of life-sustaining skills used by ancient Native Americans. Find out more ...

Nature Explorers Camp for Kids
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Thursday, June 26, 2014, 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 ...

Paul Mickey Science Series: Purging for Purity: Black Drink Ceremonialism at 12th Century Cahokia
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Thomas E. Emerson, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Black Drink is one of many caffeine-containing beverages consumed by people around the world.  Made from the parched leaves and stems of the yaupon holly, it was drunk in formal and ceremonial contexts by native societies across the southeastern United States. Find out more ...

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

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