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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 ...



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   

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 ...


Brownbag Lectures: Factors Affecting Distribution and Genetics of the Western Slimy Salamander
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Bill Peterman of the Illinois Natural History Survey and the Prairie Research Institute will examine the Western Slimy Salamander.  He will explain where the Salamanders live and why. 

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 ...


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

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