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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Friday, August 02, 2013, ISM Springfield   

Audubon's Adventures in Illinois
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, August 02, 2013, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Spend an hour in the studio of one of America’s greatest naturalists and wildlife artists. Find out more ...


Birding in the Museum with Audubon
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, August 02, 2013, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join John James Audubon, portrayed by storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis, on a unique bird watching adventure as he regales listeners with his in-depth observations of the species found in the Museum’s Changes exhibition.

This program is part of History Comes Alive. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Prairie Humanities Lecture/Discussion Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, March 01, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"Looking at Lincoln - Pictures and Persuasions"
What do contemporary depictions based on the early still photographs of Lincoln tell us about the man and ourselves?

Speaker: Julia Marsh, Allentown Museum of Art of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania

Free and open to the public.
Seating limit: 180

This event is part of the 2015 Prairie Humanities Series supported by the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.

For information on additional Lincoln events associated with the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition, go to lincolnfuneralcoalition.org.

Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Rediscovering the Ogden-Fettie Site
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Michael Wiant, Director, ISM Dickson Mounds Museum

Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Microscope Slides
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 07, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Wonderful You
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, March 09, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Everyone has special talents that they can use to better the world. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Sarah Watson, Executive Director of the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition

The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, the only Heritage Area named for an American President, is home to a unique collection of American history, surrounding America’s most revered President. Find out more ...


Pro-Text Partners Reception Night
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 13, 2015, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pro-Text Partners Reception Night. Friday, March 13. Four Springfield art venues will feature exhibitions that examine the use of text in art. Find out more ...


Second Friday at the Illinois State Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 13, 2015, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

OPEN AFTER HOURS + DRINKS + LIVE MUSIC + FOOD TRUCK + ACTIVITIES + ART OPENING + FUN!

Get cultured.
Have you enjoyed First Fridays at the Illinois State Museum? Then this Spring, bring your friends and join us for SECOND Fridays in March, April, and May! Enjoy live music, drinks, food, art + science activities, and exhibition openings. 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 ...


Satur-Play! Compass Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Filling in the Blanks: Social Reform Movements and the Life of Martha Ann Blanks
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: LECTURE WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF MARCH RATHER THAN THE SECOND

In recognition of March as Women's History Month the Mickey Lecture Series presents:

Filling in the Blanks: Social Reform Movements and the Life of Martha Ann Blanks

Deanda Johnson, Midwest Regional Coordinator, National Park Service, National UGRR Network to Freedom Program, Omaha, Nebraska

Martha Ann Blank’s (née Pelham) 1880 death certificate lists her occupation as “housewife.” While the title of “housewife” places her within the domesticity that defined “true womanhood” and was central to notions of black progress, it seemingly obscures her important contributions as an African American female activist. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: A Hoosier in Italy
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Leah Street, Monticello Intern in Education, Illinois State Museum

Italy, an impressive country famous for its historic cities, fabulous food, beautiful countryside, and iconic culture is a place many people hope to visit. Find out more ...


Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JOIN US AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM FOR TEXT-TALKS!

Text Talks is a three-part series of gallery discussions by nine artists exhibited in Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art. Find out more ...


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

Celebrate Cultural Diversity at the Illinois State Museum!
The Illinois State Museum’s annual Celebrate Cultural Diversity! event will be held on Saturday, March 21 from 11:00 a.m. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Density Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Subtle Authority: How Grapic Design Can Control Emotions (and Actions)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Brytton Bjorngaard, Professor of Visual Art, University of Illinois Springfield

Great works of graphic design are stimuli that affect a viewer’s emotional state, which in turn can influence their behavior. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Mighty Magnets
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Last Documented Living Participant in the 4 May 1865 Funeral of President Abraham Lincoln
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 01, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Biology and History of the Lincoln Vault Oak

Presented by Guy Sternberg, Director, Starhill Forest Arboretum of Illinois College

The last documented living participant in the President's Springfield funeral was the tree known as the Lincoln Vault Oak that shaded the funeral choir. Find out more ...


Satur-Play!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 04, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: There Are Neandertals Among Us!
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 08, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Fred H. Smith, Ph.D., Illinois State University

The debate over the role of Neandertals in the ancestry of modern people is the longest running controversy in human evolutionary studies and one of the oldest in science. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: The Earth & Me
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Earth is an incredible planet, and it is our job to protect and preserve it. Find out more ...


Satur-Play!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 13, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Whether you grow flowers, fruits, or vegetables, gardening can be a lot of fun. Find out more ...


Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JOIN US AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM FOR TEXT-TALKS!

Text Talks is a three-part series of gallery discussions by nine artists exhibited in Pro-Text: When Words Enter Visual Art. Find out more ...


Satur-Play!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Night at the Museum 2 Children's Overnight Camp-In
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Please note that the times above are incorrect.
The camp-in will take place from 6:00pm, Friday, April 24 to 8:00am Saturday, April 25.

Grades 3-5

Early Registration (by April 6): $40 members/$45 non-members
Registration (after April 6): $45 members/$50 non-members
$5 off each additional sibling

The first Night at the Museum overnight camp-in was a great success, but registration filled up so quickly that we decided to offer one more 2015 camp-in experience. Find out more ...


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

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