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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 ...



Footprints Through Time: Artists Inspired by History -- Opening March 02, 2015

Today's environmentalists urge the current generation of humans to live sustainably and work for the benefit of future generations. However, prior to modern scientists developing the "carbon footprints" concept, indigenous peoples embraced the concept of the interconnectivity of all people and nature.

Footprints Through Time: Artists Inspired by History exhibition tells stories that broadly communicate the cultural and environmental landscape of Illinois today and in the past. Find out more ...

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   

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 ...


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 ...


Illinois Valley Archaeological Society Lecture: An Ancient Cemetery on Kingfisher Hill
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, February 04, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Michael Wiant will present a talk titled: “An Ancient Cemetery on Kingfisher Hill” at the Wednesday, February 4, 2015 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Remembering Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, February 01, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Remembering Lincoln

Sponsored by: Illinois State Museum and 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition
Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. Find out more ...


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

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