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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

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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
Find out more ...


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

Find out more ...


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 ...


Junior Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 09, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Explore the collections of area children and teens. Collections include rocks and minerals, coins, toys, and more. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: March to the Music
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, March 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 ...


Brownbag Lectures: Film Posters: A Brief Survey
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by: Samantha Sauer, Illinois State Museum Monticello Intern in Museum Education

Explore the history of film posters. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Restless Genius: The Art of Preston Jackson
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by: Bob Sill, Illinois State Museum, Curator of Art

Explore the insatiable creative appetite of one of Illinois’ artistic treasures. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Virtual Illinois: A Roadside Guide to the Prairie State
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

How do you effectively communicate history to the public? Is it better to visualize history as a myriad of varied threads, or is synthesis possible (or even desirable)? Being linked to local places, community histories are--in many ways--inherently geographic. Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Feathers and Flowers: Springtime
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, April 08, 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: 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 ...


Brownbag Lectures: Illinois Mussels: The Silent Storytellers (Revisted)
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Robert Warren, Ph.D., Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Historically, the streams and lakes of Illinois housed a rich fauna of freshwater mussels. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Wildlife in Danger
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In honor of Earth Day, discover which animals and plants are in danger and why – and what you can do to help. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Life on the Edge: A Research Report by Tracy Evans
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tracy Evans, Illinois State Museum research associate in zoology, will present an overview of her research projects involving the study of invertebrates in an agricultural landscape.

Find out more ...


Recycled Play Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Illinois State Museum for a Recycled Play Day in honor of Earth Day. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Five Years at Morton Village: What Have We Learned?
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Michael Conner, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Anthropology, ISM Dickson Mounds Museum

The summer of 2012 marked the fifth season of excavations at the Morton Village site by Dickson Mounds Museum and Michigan State University. Find out more ...


Share A Meal with Community Shares
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Dine out next Wednesday to support the Illinois State Museum Society and Community Shares, a coalition of community non-profit organizations. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: "Scenes from the WPA"
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 01, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

John Lustig, Director of the ISM Lockport Gallery, will be speaking on the art made during the years of “The Great Depression” (1935-1943). Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: The Big Deal about Big Game: Early Paleoindian Use of Pleistocene Megafauna
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

Early Paleoindians hunted the last of the Pleistocene megafauna to extinction . Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Dark Chapters: Gangsters in Southern Illinois
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Taylor Pensoneau

Taylor Pensoneau, author of two books about crime in southern Illinois, will talk about legendary gangsters and racketeering in southern Illinois from 1920-1988.

Find out more ...


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

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