Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Events on Wednesday, September 04, 2013, ISM Springfield
Brownbag Lectures: "Feeding Their Bodies, Their Minds, Their Souls"
ISM Research & Collections Center Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by Kemia Sarraf, M.D., M.P.H., genHkids Founder & President
True preventive medicine begins in our day-to-day living! Every choice we make regarding nutrition and activity impacts our health and the health of our families. In these hurried and harried times, it has become increasingly easy to forget that we still have choices, and that those choices are ultimately matters of priority, habit and skill acquisition.
Without their health, this generation of children will be lost. Poor nutrition and physical inactivity are critical health issues which lead to a host of medical issues, the most serious of which are diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and musculoskeletal disorders. Our most socially and economically vulnerable children are also our most at-risk with regards to their health. Our social safety net must address and protect not only their immediate physical safety, but also their long-term health and well-being.
The barriers, both real and perceived, are formidable. Time constraints, financial considerations, intergenerational habits, and dearth of skills can seem insurmountable obstacles. They are not. One child at a time, one family at a time, one school at a time, one community at a time, we can and must face down these challenges, adjust our priorities, and tell the truth: these are our children, these are our communities, and it is our responsibility.
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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!