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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 ...



Civil War Quilters: Loyal Hearts of Illinois -- May 06, 2014 to October 17, 2014

The Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery’s new exhibition presents a fresh perspective on the Civil War by uncovering the fascinating stories of Illinois women who rigorously supported their fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, and friends from the home front. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the ISM Lockport Gallery from May 06, 2014 to October 17, 2014

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



Hot Science Gallery -- June 21, 2014 to December 31, 2014

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 December 31, 2014

Please note that exhibit dates are subject to change.
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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 -- June 21, 2014 to October 05, 2014

A Rural Lens: Photographs of Frank Sadorus
Self-taught photographer Frank Sadorus (1880-1934) captured on glass plate negatives the seemingly idyllic existence of a central Illinois farm family. Find out more ...

Currently on exhibit at the Illinois State Museum, Springfield from June 21, 2014 to October 05, 2014

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   

Native American Game Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spend an afternoon enjoying a variety of intellectually stimulating and physically challenging Native American games. Find out more ...


Kid's Day
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, November 08, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ancient Art in Illinois - Discover the variety of art people created long ago. Enjoy hands-on activities and crafts to take home. Find out more ...


Ancient Earthworks of Ohio: 2014 Archaeology, History, & Natural History Bus Trip
ISM Research & Collections Center
Thursday, October 09, 2014 - Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Michael Wiant, Director of Dickson Mounds Museum will be the study leader for the trip.

Join us as we discover the mysteries of the prehistoric mound builders in southern and central Ohio. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Geophysical and Archaeological Investigations at the Golden Eagle Site (11C120)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 08, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Jason King, Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville, Illinois

The Golden Eagle site (11C120), located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, in Calhoun County, is the only known Lower Illinois Valley mound site that includes an earthen enclosure. Find out more ...


IVAS Lecture Series
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Andrew J. Upton, Doctoral Student, Michigan State University and an R. Bruce McMillan Museum Intern, will present a talk titled: “Technological and Social Dimensions of Late Prehistoric Pottery: A Central Illinois River Valley Case Study” at the Wednesday, October 1, 2014 meeting of the Illinois Valley Archaeological Society. Find out more ...


Rendezvous Encampment
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 04, 2014 - Sunday, October 05, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual “Rendezvous at Spoon River” – a living history re-enactment, during the weekends of Spoon River Scenic Drive (October 4, 5, 11, 12, 2014). Find out more ...


Rendezvous Encampment
ISM Dickson Mounds Museum
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Dickson Mounds Museum will host the annual “Rendezvous at Spoon River” – a living history re-enactment, during the weekends of Spoon River Scenic Drive (October 4, 5, 11, 12, 2014). 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

Prsented by: Dr. Claire Dappert, Illinois State Archaeological Society

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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