Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Events on Wednesday, January 09, 2013, ISM Springfield
Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture: The Science of Climate Change
Illinois State Museum, Springfield Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dr. Eric C. Grimm, Curator and Chair of Botancy, Illinois State Museum, will present The Science of Climate Change.
This presentation will focus on how scientists reconstruct past climate, how they understand the major natural and anthropogenic drivers of climate change, and how these drivers may affect future climate change. Find out more ...
Brownbag Lectures: Edwards Trace at 200: Old Tales and New Discoveries
ISM Research & Collections Center Wednesday, January 09, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by David Brady, Illinois Historian
The first part of this presentation will outline the history associated with Edwards during the War of 1812 and going back further in its history to Native American, European, and Anglo-American and the possibility of prehistoric use and the geography of Illinois in which created it. Find out more ...
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Events, ISM Springfield
Brownbag Lectures: MORE IS MORE: Victorian Fancy Work and Household Elegancies
ISM Research & Collections Center Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by Jim Zimmer, Director for Art and History, Illinois State Museum
In the last half of the 19th century, “proper” American homes became showrooms for hand-made ornamental objects that by today’s standards of interior decoration are curious, foreign and obsessive.Portieres,lambrequins and antimacassars were commonplace in parlors, and objects made from feathers, seeds and even human hair garnered admiration.Jim Zimmer delves into this period by examining the underlying causes and influences for the proliferation of American “home arts” and shares the diverse manifestation of Victorian fancywork and household elegancies.
Illinois State Museum, Springfield Saturday, December 14, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Illinois State Museum invites families to come make winter-themed art at this month’s Super Saturday, Winter Craft Day, on December 14th from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.These crafts could make great gifts or decorations, but most importantly they will be a lot of fun to create! Find out more ...
Handmade for the Holidays Art Spree
Illinois State Museum, Springfield Sunday, December 15, 2013, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Still need to make that holiday shopping spree? This year, go on an Art Spree!