Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Events on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, ISM Springfield
Paul Mickey Science Series: Between Two Rivers
Illinois State Museum, Springfield Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
*** TO BE HELD IN THE THORNE DEUEL AUDITORIUM AT THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM, 502 SOUTH SPRING STREET (SPRING & EDWARDS STREETS)
Between Two Rivers – a documentary film about Cairo, Illinois, is presented by the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights and the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty
Located at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Cairo is a historic town with a dark and troubled past. 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!