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
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Nov 14 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Join us for an action-packed afternoon of learning about primitive survival skills. Participants will construct and learn how to use their own atl atl (spear thrower) to “hunt.”
Unfinished remade 19th century dress
Nov 17 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Learn how clothing was washed, mended, and made over to prolong its life, and how it was recycled when worn out.
Nov 19 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Museums are increasingly employing numerous strategies for engagement of previously underserved or marginalized audiences, but there is a very long road still to travel.