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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Thursday, October 10, 2013, ISM Springfield   

Figuratively Speaking Series: Preston Jackson, sculptor
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Jackson will discuss his role as head of the figurative area at the School of the Art Institute, and how he has used the human form and his African American heritage as subject in his art. Find out more ...


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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Brownbag Lectures: A Rare and Elusive Mammal: Franklin's Ground Squirrel in Central Illinois
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Tih-Fen Ting, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield

Distributed widely over the northern Great Plains, Franklin’s ground squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii) has a range extending from the central United States to southern Canadian Plains. Find out more ...


First Friday Event: Art + Science of Craft Beer
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, April 04, 2014, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Art + Science of Craft Beer
TGIF! Indulge your taste buds and your mind First Friday, April 4 at the Illinois State Museum as we explore the art and science of craft beer – and drink – in Illinois. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Sex, Survival and Subsistence: Mortality Patterns in the Past
ISM Research & Collections Center
Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Svenja Weise, Ph.D., Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, will give a Special Brown Bag Presentation on Friday, April 4, 2014 at Noon, in the Special Programs Room at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center.

On average, women live longer than men today. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Echoes of Their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Joel Greenberg, Research Associate at the Chicago Academy of Science's Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, and the author of A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

The passenger pigeon was unlike any other bird. It probably numbered in the billions, making it the most abundant bird in North America if not the world. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Our Lasting Legacy: The Dickson Mounds Collection
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Find out more ...


ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM SPECIAL LECTURE
ISM Research & Collections Center
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Dr. Gary Haynes, Foundation Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada-Reno, will present "American Subsistance Choices During the Early Dispersal Era (a.k.a., Clovis and Proto-Clovis)."

Early Dispersal sites with adequate evidence about subsistence and diet during the period are widely scattered and cannot possibly be fair indications of a pan-continental Clovis-era "diet." Yet they do suggest a large-prey preference. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: What's the Buzz? Where are the Bees?
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bees play a vital part in our environment and they are disappearing. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Our Earth
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Listen to stories about our special planet in honor of Earth Day.

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


Brownbag Lectures: Fragile Relations: Art + Nature + Environment
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Jane Stevens, Associate Curator & Gallery Administrator, Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery

Hear Jane Stevens, curator of the "Fragile Relations" exhibition, provide commentary on this exciting new exhibition at the Illinois State Museum. Find out more ...


Recycled Play Day!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Illinois State Museum invites you to come and play on Saturday, April 19 from 1:00 to 3:00PM in honor of Earth Day. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Travels in Tanzania: A travelogue of four Tanzanian National Parks
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Tracy Evans, ISM Research Associate in Zoology

Tracy Evans and her husband Andrzej Bartke recently went on a photo safari that included a three day wilderness hike. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Mimic the Master
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

What better way to learn about the great Masters of art than to recreate their work with some fun and easy twists? Just in time for Mother's Day, come make your own masterpiece to keep or give as a gift!

Bring the whole family to Super Saturdays at the State Museum! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Visiting the Museum
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A trip to a museum is cause for excitement. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Purging for Purity: Black Drink Ceremonialism at 12th Century Cahokia
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Thomas E. Emerson, Illinois State Archaeological Survey

Black Drink is one of many caffeine-containing beverages consumed by people around the world.  Made from the parched leaves and stems of the yaupon holly, it was drunk in formal and ceremonial contexts by native societies across the southeastern United States. Find out more ...


Summer Museum Passport Program
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, May 26, 2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

This program will run through August 17.

The Summer Museum Passport program is back! These fun search activities will help you look closer at the Museum’s exhibitions than you have before.

A new search will be available every two weeks. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Growing Up Wild: It's a Hoot — Explore the world of raptors, from the fastest animal, the falcon, to eagles and owls.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Growing Up Wild: It's a Hoot — Explore the world of raptors, from the fastest animal, the falcon, to eagles and owls.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Healthy You!
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, June 09, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sometimes making healthy choices is hard. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The Magic School Bus Flexes its Muscles — Join Ms. Frizzle and the gang for an exciting exploration through the Ralphiebot Robot to learn about bones, joints, and muscles.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Magic School Bus Flexes its Muscles — Join Ms. Frizzle and the gang for an exciting exploration through the Ralphiebot Robot to learn about bones, joints, and muscles.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


The Bone Zone Science Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am to Noon
Grades (completed): 3-5
Early registration (by May 26): $35 members, $45 for non-members
Late registration (after May 26): $40 members, $50 for non-members
Register at bit.ly/bnzone3-5 by June 8

Explore skeletons of Illinois animals. Find out more ...


The Bone Zone Science Workshop
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Grades (completed): 1-2
Early registration (by May 26): $35 members, $45 for non-members
Late registration (after May 26): $40 members, $50 for non-members
Register at bit.ly/bnzone1-2 by June 8

Explore skeletons of Illinois animals. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: On the Road Again! Capturing Travel Memories
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Traveling to new places is an exciting part of life! Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Backyard Safari: Dinosaurs — Join Celia and her friends as they search for clues to the mysteries of dinosaurs.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 A.M. Find out more ...


Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Backyard Safari: Dinosaurs — Join Celia and her friends as they search for clues to the mysteries of dinosaurs.

The Bob Steffan Summer Film Fest films are shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in June and July at 10:00 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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