Illinois State Museum Online Events

In order to promote the safety of our visitors, and in compliance with State guidelines, all in-person special events and programs held inside Illinois State Museum facilities have been canceled. However, online events are being planned and provided. 

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girls working at long tables in a radium factory
Apr 27 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
The young women who worked at the Radium Dial Company in the 1920s were told that the radium they were using was harmless. Dive into this fascinating and tragic tale of the brave factory workers whose quest for justice forever changed US Labor laws.
Setting the Foundation speaker headshots
Apr 29 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Global Conversations on the Return of Cultural Heritage Series
Join Indigenous peoples, museum professionals, and human rights experts from across the globe for a series of conversations regarding repatriation and the return of cultural tangible and intangible heritage.
Hazel Biggs Palmer with her collection
May 6 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Starting in the late 1800s the Oliver S. Biggs' family passed the knowledge of taxidermy from one generation to the next, with Oliver’s daughter Hazel creating a natural history museum and library from the families collection.