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Welcome to the Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum inspires exploration of Illinois' past and present to inform and enrich everyday life and to promote stewardship of cultural and natural resources for the future. The Museum's extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois.  The Illinois State Museum is headquartered in Springfield, with branch facilities near Lewistown and Lockport. 

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