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History Exhibits and Events

  ISM System Exhibits: History   

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 ...



At Home in the Heartland
Listen to the stories of real people who lived in Illinois. Immerse yourself in the dramatic changes in household life over the past 300 years. Find out more ...



Hot Science Gallery -- June 21, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Distress Calls: Birds of Illinois chronicles the plight of the Passenger Pigeon and the lessons learned from its extinction as well as highlights recently released research by ISM zoologist H. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from June 21, 2014 to January 31, 2015

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



Peoples of the Past
Life-sized dioramas and finely crafted artifacts bring to life Illinois' rich Native American heritage. Find out more ...



temporary | PERMANENT Gallery: Remembering Lincoln -- Opening February 01, 2015

The iconic image of Abraham Lincoln appears in various forms among the collections of the Illinois State Museum. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln and his funeral in Springfield, this exhibition will feature rarely seen objects that honor the memory of our 16th president. Find out more ...

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



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 ...



  ISM System Events: History   

Brownbag Lectures: Erosion of the Land and Erosion of the People: Illinois in the Great Depression
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 07, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A Documentary Video and Photo Exhibit

Donald Luman, Ryan Domier, and Joel Dexter
Illinois State Geological Survey and Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

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Kid's Day: Winter in Illinois
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum is hosting a Kid’s Day: Winter in Illinois on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Find out more ...


Dickson Mounds Museum offers Bus Trip: Day of the Drum Festival
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Participate in a day-long bus trip to Champaign-Urbana for the Day of the Drum Festival at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Find out more ...


Winter Gathering
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Participate in a traditional Native American Winter Gathering. Enjoy a variety of activities and demonstrations, including storytelling, music, group games and dances, doll making, and beading.

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Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Sunday, March 01, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The public is welcome to view flintknapping demonstrations during the Museum's Second Annual Weekend Knap-In. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: North in the Night: The Underground Railroad
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Underground Railroad was used by many slaves fleeing slavery. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Wonder Women in History
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Throughout history, women played an important role in making the world a better place. Find out more ...


Celebrate Cultural Diversity
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Family Event
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a celebration of Illinois' cultural diversity. Find out more ...


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

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