Illinois State Museum Society

The Illinois State Museum Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1952 that supports the educational and research programs of the Illinois State Museum System.  The Museum preserves Illinois’ past for Illinois’ future while stimulating discovery, stewardship, and life-long learning about Illinois and the world. 

By joining the Society you will have the opportunity to discover and experience the Museum’s dynamic offerings related to the natural and cultural heritage of Illinois. 

Your membership contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable of the law.

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Coming March 21, 2020 is a new exhibit, Fashioning Illinois. To celebrate this exciting exhibition, the Society has produced a 2020 calendar and you can buy with this secure link and we'll mail it to you. Order today! 


Membership and Benefits

Board Members