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Public Events -- Illinois State Museum, Springfield

  Events on Saturday, November 02, 2013, ISM Springfield   

Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, November 02, 2013, 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 ...


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

  Events, ISM Springfield   

Remembering Lincoln
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, February 01, 2015, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Remembering Lincoln

Sponsored by: Illinois State Museum and 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition
Sunday, February 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: An Introduction to the Accordion
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 04, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Erich Schroeder with the assistance of Jane Allard

The WPA image is from shorpy.com

Find out more ...


Night at the Museum Children's Overnight Camp-in
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, February 06, 2015 - Saturday, February 07, 2015, 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. If you are interested in adding your child's name to the waiting list, please email ebazan@museum.state.il.us. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Bubble Snakes
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 07, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Catch the Beat
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, February 09, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

In recognition of Black History Month, the February 9 program will feature jazz musician Mark McKnight reading Charlie Parker Played Be Bop by Christopher Raschka. Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Jenkins Lot 2014 Excavations: Digging in Lincoln's Neighborhood
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Presented by Dennis Naglich, Research Associate in Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

Last June, archaeologists from the Illinois State Museum excavated an additional 2.5 square meters of area in the northwestern corner of the Jameson Jenkins lot at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Springfield. Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Changing Fashion - Changing Lives
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Angela Goebel-Bain, Associate Curator for Decorative Arts and History, Illinois State Museum

Fashion reflects its cultural context. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: North in the Night: The Underground Railroad
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Underground Railroad was used by many slaves fleeing slavery. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Pumping Heart
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Prairie Humanities Lecture/Discussion Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Walt Whitman's Lincoln: "Oh Captain, My Captain"
How did this poetry tell of American's emotions in the Civil War and at Lincoln's death?

Speaker: Brian "Fox" Ellis as Walt Whitman

Free and open to the public
Seating limit: 180

This event is part of the 2015 Prairie Humanities Series supported by the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.

For information on additional Lincoln events associated with the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition, go to lincolnfuneralcoalition.org.

 

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Brownbag Lectures: Exploring Abe's River...the Sangamon
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Kent L. Massie, PLA/ASLA, Massie Massie & Associates, Springfield, Illinois

While working on a trail planning study of the Sangamon River, Kent Massie explored the history of the river and discovered some interesting things about the area and especially the role the river had in Lincoln’s prairie years. Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Event was postponed on February 21 due to weather and has been rescheduled for Saturday, February, 28.

Explore the collections of area children and teens. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Recycled Art Sculpture
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Breaking Bread and Building Bridges
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Jodie O'Gorman, Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, Adjunct Research Associate in Anthropology, Illinois State Museum

A renewed interest in foodways in archaeology places food within the larger context of economic, political, and religious systems and has the potential to examine related material culture and symbolic meaning of all things related to food within these contexts. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Tornado Tubes
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Junior Collector's Day (Rescheduled)
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Due to weather, Junior Collector's Day, originally scheduled for last Saturday, has been planned for this Saturday, February 28, from 1-3PM. Find out more ...


Prairie Humanities Lecture/Discussion Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Sunday, March 01, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"Looking at Lincoln - Pictures and Persuasions"
What do contemporary depictions based on the early still photographs of Lincoln tell us about the man and ourselves?

Speaker: Julia Marsh, Allentown Museum of Art of the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania

Free and open to the public.
Seating limit: 180

This event is part of the 2015 Prairie Humanities Series supported by the Illinois State Museum and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation.

For information on additional Lincoln events associated with the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition, go to lincolnfuneralcoalition.org.

Find out more ...


Brownbag Lectures: Rediscovering the Ogden-Fettie Site
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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

Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Microscope Slides
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 07, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Story Time at the Museum: Wonderful You
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Monday, March 09, 2015, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Everyone has special talents that they can use to better the world. Find out more ...


Pro-Text Partners Reception Night
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Friday, March 13, 2015, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pro-Text Partners Reception Night. Friday, March 13. Four Springfield art venues will feature exhibitions that examine the use of text in art. Find out more ...


Super Saturdays at the Museum: Wonder Women in History
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Throughout history, women played an important role in making the world a better place. Find out more ...


Satur-Play! Compass Art
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Every Saturday is Super!
Experience Satur-Play! at the Illinois State Museum. Be drawn in by fun science experiments and art projects so entertaining and intriguing, you may forget you are learning! Find out more ...


Paul Mickey Science Series: Filling in the Blanks: Social Reform Movements and the Life of Martha Ann Blanks
ISM Research & Collections Center
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: LECTURE WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF MARCH RATHER THAN THE SECOND

Presented by Deanda Johnson, Midwest Regional Coordinator, National Park Service, National UGGR Network to Freedom Program, Omaha, Nebraska

In recognition of March as Women's History Month, and a continuation of last month's discussion of the Jameson Jenkins Lot archaeological project, Ms. Find out more ...


Pro-Text Talks
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Text Talks. March 19, April 16, and May 21. Assistant Director for Art and Pro-Text curator Robert Sill will moderate a series of discussions featuring artists selected from the Pro-Text exhibition. Find out more ...


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

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