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  Celebrate Cultural Diversity! at the Illinois State Museum   

Springfield, IL—The annual Celebrate Cultural Diversity! event will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This free family event is dedicated to the celebration of Illinois’ diverse cultural heritage. Area cultural groups and individuals will display information and artifacts from India, Greece, Italy, China, and more. Children will learn how to write their names in different languages, paint a ceramic tile, play games, and more. Throughout the event, the beat of African drums will be heard in the Museum’s lobby, and at 12:30 p.m., instructors from Com-Tec Martial Arts Academy will demonstrate various martial arts techniques in the Museum’s auditorium. This event is sponsored by Bank of Springfield. Press photos can be found at bit.ly/VmdXcJ. For more information, contact Elizabeth Bazan at ebazan@museum.state.il.us or 217-782-5993.

The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois’ natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring St. (on the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets) in Springfield and is open from 8:30 - 5:00 Monday through Saturday and from 12:00 - 5:00 on Sunday. Admission is free.  Parking is available nearby and the building is ADA accessible.

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