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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Wednesday, October 03, 2012, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: Invasive Plants in Illinois: Present Day Trends
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: Invasive Plants in Illinois: Present Day Trends
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Ben Dolbeare
Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Exploring a 14th Century Multicultural Village
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Michael Conner, Illinois State Museum at Dickson Mounds

For five years, archaeologists from Dickson Mounds Museum and Michigan State University have conducted excavations at the Morton Village site in Fulton County. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: As the Macaws Fly: Aspects of Mesoamerican-Southwestern Interaction
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum
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Super Saturdays at the Museum: Fantastic Fossils: Dinosaurs!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dinosaurs are fascinating creatures, but none have ever been found in Illinois. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Living Lessons from Bygone Dogs
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Dr. Find out more ...


National Fossil Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Museum is partnering with the National Park Service for the 3rd annual National Fossil Day. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Introduction to the Mandolin
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Erich Schroeder with the assistance of Mark Mathewson
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Meet the Octogenarian Hipster Artist: Leopold Segedin
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Illinois State Museum will present a "Meet the Artist" program at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 25. Find out more ...


Where Are the Wild Things?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, October 28, 2012, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Annual Halloween Festival
  • Noon to 4:00 p.m.
  • $2 for children 12 & under, $1 for adults

Join the Museum for this annual Springfield tradition. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Tales from the Vault!
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Bob Sill, Assistant Director and Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum

A Halloween-themed presentation including a peek at the dark side of the collection.

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Meet Curator Douglas Stapleton
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, November 01, 2012, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Illinois State Museum will present a "Meet the Curator" program at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1st. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Final Days: Understanding Mechanisms of Extinction in Mammoths and Mastodonts
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Chris Widga, Assistant Curator of Geology, Illinois State Museum


Many different scenarios have been invoked to explain the extinction of North American megafauna at the end of the last Ice Age. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: American Indian Harvest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

November is a time for harvest. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Palace Site: An Enigmatic Middle Archaic Habitation Site in Central Iowa
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Bill Whittaker, University of Iowa

Occupied 6800-7200 years ago, the Palace Site has evidence for some of the earliest houses west of the Mississippi valley. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Recent Archaeology at the Fort de Chartres Locale
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Robert Mazrim, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Late last autumn, Dr. Margaret Brown and Robert Mazrim discovered and excavated the buried remains of a small portion of the third Fort de Chartres, a wooden structure that was occupied from 1732 to 1751. Find out more ...


Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 17, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Many of the finest pieces of the Museum's collections were donated by people with a passion for collecting. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Genetics Behind Human Genealogy Studies
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Meredith J. Mahoney, Assistant Curator of Zoology, Illinois State Museum

New genetic testing methods are being used to provide information on family history and genealogy. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Rediscovering a Sac Village on Henderson Creek
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Kelvin Sampson, Exhibits Preparator, Dickson Mounds Museum, Duane Esarey, ISM Adjunct Research Associate, Dept. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Story Time Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, December 08, 2012, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Super Saturday series is sponsored by the Bank of Springfield.

Explore the imagery, mediums, and techniques of winter-themed picture books. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Challenging Tradition: Men and the Needle Arts
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jim Zimmer, Director for Art and History, Illinois State Museum

Hear the intriguing stories of how men—armed with needle, thread, and hook—have for centuries contributed significantly to various decorative arts traditionally thought to require the feminine touch. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series Lecture: Maya 2012: The Calendar and Astronomy of an Ancient Culture
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Ronald K. Faulseit of Tulane University, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Archaeological Investigations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will present Maya 2012: The Calendar and Astronomy of an Ancient Culture.

The end of the Mayan "Great Cycle" (December 21, 2012) is fast approaching, and with it there are many predictions of disaster and/or transformation. Find out more ...


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 ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Museum Beach Party
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Need a vacation from cold and snow? Travel back in time at our Museum Beach Party. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Winter Animals
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, January 14, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 am
Free and open to the public

Join us each month for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: The Denizens of Middle Earth: A visit to New Zealand
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Tracy Evans, Environmental Review Program, IDNR, ISM Research Associate in Zoology

Tracy Evans will give a travelogue on New Zealand featuring the flora, fauna and landscape features of the Southern Alps.
Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Anthropological Musings
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Michael D. Wiant, Ph.D., Director Dickson Mounds Museum
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Brownbag Lectures: Imagining Ancestors: Themes and Variations in Prehistoric Fiction
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Lynn E. Fisher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Chair, Sociology/Anthropology Department
University of Illinois Springfield
ISM Research Associate

This is a second installment in Dr. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Fifty Years of Major Astronomical Discoveries
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Charles Schweighauser
Professor Emeritus of Astronomy/Physics
University of Illinois at Springfield

What do we know about the universe today that we did not know in 1963? Starting with the electromagnetic spectrum (EM), only a small part of which was available to astronomers fifty years ago, this lecture will explore what the rest of the EM spectrum can tell us. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Mosaics, Murals, and More: African American Artists
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 09, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us to celebrate "Black History Month" by discovering African American artists from Springfield, Illinois, and beyond. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Fabulous Folktales
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, February 11, 2013, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

2nd Monday of each month at 10:00 am
Free and open to the public

Join us each month for a new program designed for preschool children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Ancient City Under Present-Day East St. Louis: The Results of the New Missisippi River Bridge Project
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Presented by Brad H. Koldehoff, Illinois Department of Transportation Chief Archaeologist

Five years of archaeological excavations have occurred in East St. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Insights on the American Experience From the Perspective of Zooarchaeology
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Dr. Terrance J. Martin
Curator of Anthropology
Illinois State Museum

North American archaeologists have long been interested in the ways in which the migrations and interactions among Europeans, Africans, Native Americans, and other groups created a distinctive plural society that was differentiated by class, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and other social dimensions. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Drivers of Beta Diversity Along Latitudinal Gradients
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Hong Qian, Curator of Botany, Illinois State Museum

Species diversity is often described with three components: alpha-, beta-, and gamma-diversity. Find out more ...


Celebrate Cultural Diversity
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 23, 2013, 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 ...


Brownbag Lectures: Castles, Clans, Cattle, and more in the Scottish Hielands
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jonathan E. Reyman, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

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Kids' Night Out: Caves!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 01, 2013, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Caves are places of wonder and mystery. Explore the Museum's cave in the Changes exhibition and learn about spelunking, cave formations, and creatures who love the dark.

6:30-9:30 pm
Ages 6-10
Members: $20 for 1 child, $15 for each additional child
Non-members: $35 for 1 child, $30 for each additional child

Kids' Night Out is a new quarterly program for children ages 6-10. Find out more ...


Carrol C. Hall Science Series: Build It: Backyard Habitats
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 02, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

1:00 to 3:00 pm
Free for students in grades 6-8

Build It: Backyard Habitats is a science program designed especially for middle school students. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Grand Island Archaeology: Twelve Years of Research on Lake Superior's South Shore
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Please note date change: Lecture has been changed from March 13 to March 6 due to the speakers schedule.

Presented by Dr. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Illinois Women from A to Z
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 09, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In celebration of Women’s History and Awareness Month, the Illinois State Museum presents the “Illinois Women from A-Z” Super Saturday on March 9 from 11:00 a.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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