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All ISM Events

Illinois State Museum Events
recycle bin
Apr 17 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
In honor of Earth Month, James Jennings and Melissa Silva from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will discuss recycling programs in Illinois.
portrait and military helmet
May 2 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
World War I forever changed the military, social, and economic fabric of the world. Join Dr. Chris McDonald of Lincoln Land Community College as he shares the significance behind WWI artifacts from the Illinois State Museum's collections.
homestead image courtesy Nebraska Historical Society
May 15 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Homesteading, extolled and romanticized in history, was not the rosy dream portrayed in popular literature and film.