Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year for all ages. Most events are free with admission to the Museum. Please see the event listings for details.


All ISM Events
No events inside the museum are scheduled at this time. Check back for updates. Illinois State Museum online events are listed below.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

Hector Duarte with work "Como Te Ven Te Tartan (As They See You, They Treat You)"
Oct 14 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton will facilitate a discussion with artist Hector Duarte in conjunction with the Figurism exhibition currently on view at Aurora University.
black and white photo of a young woman, Caroline Sutherland
Oct 20 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
In the 1930s, a young boy discovered a crumbling stone vault with a metal burial casket inside. Eighty years later, a trunk full of that young woman's clothing was donated to the Illinois State Museum.
Oct 22 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
The Museums are Not Neutral movement sparks conversation and thinking and challenges us to question why museums are perceived as neutral though they never have been.