Illinois State Museum Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year at all of its facilities. Most events are free to the public, though some at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield may require paying admission to the Museum. Click on the event listing for details.

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Illinois State Museum Events

Research & Collections Center Events

Dickson Mounds Events

Lockport Gallery Events

Online Events
Indigenous Led Initiatives speaker headshots
May 13 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Global Conversations on the Return of Cultural Heritage Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
In this conversation with Indigenous experts, attendees will learn about repatriation initiatives led by Indigenous peoples on three continents.
Mother Jones
May 25 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
An Irish immigrant who suffered the tragic loss of her family and then her business organized strikes and demonstrations across the country and was a co-founder of the Industrial Workers of the World, being called “the most dangerous woman in America.”
Museum Dialogs speaker headshots
May 27 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Global Conversations on the Return of Cultural Heritage Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
This conversation will focus on the transcontinental dialogues taking place both among museums and between museums and communities to ensure the return of tangible and intangible heritage to the places and communities where they belong.