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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: The Science of Extinction -- April 10, 2015 to September 10, 2015

The elephant in the room is that one day, if we aren’t careful, the elephant will never be in the room again. Extinction is forever – at least for now. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from April 10, 2015 to September 10, 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: Pro-Text Additions from the Collection -- May 24, 2015 to September 18, 2015

This exhibition features visual art from the ISM Fine Art Collection. From academically trained artists producing modern and contemporary art to self-taught intuitive creatives that carry on folk art traditions, this show includes virtually every media imaginable including: paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and mixed media works.

Curated by Robert Sill, Illinois State Museum
Exhibit open May 24, 2015 until September 18, 2015

The temporary|PERMANENT gallery on the second floor is devoted to sharing the riches held in the Illinois State Museum Collection and the associated research generated by our curatorial staff. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from May 24, 2015 to September 18, 2015

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   

Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: The Archaeological and Anthropological Legacy of Dickson Mounds Museum
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Michael D. Wiant, Director, Illinois State Museum – Dickson Mounds, will present a talk titled “The Archaeological and Anthropological Legacy of Dickson Mounds Museum: a review of our contributions to an understanding of the past” at the Wednesday, September 2, 2015, meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: China: Perceptions and Misperceptions
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Travelogue by Tracy Evans

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Brownbag Lectures: Civil War Chaplains
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 09, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Chaplain, 114th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Reactivated) and the Soldiers' Aid Society.

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Autumn Weekend Knap-In
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27 · 10 am-4 pm
Free, Donations appreciated, All ages

The public is welcome to view flint knapping demonstrations during the Museum's Autumn Weekend Knap-In. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Repatriation Under the North Star: Returning Human Remains to the Uñupiat Eskimo of Barrow, Alaska
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Robert Warren, Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

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

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