Apr 3 2018 - 8:00am to May 26 2018 - 12:00pm
Help with spring clean-up at Dickson Mounds on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May!
cedar waxwing in native prairie
Apr 4 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois is called the “Prairie State” for good reason – it once held millions of acres of native prairie in which biodiversity flourished. But over time most of the native habitat gave way to a diversity of human uses.
Apr 5 2018 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Brown’s-Oakridge Zoo of Smithfield, Illinois, will present a program featuring a bear cub and wolf pup.
Entice Workshop
Apr 7 2018 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Spring is a wonderful season for young children to explore nature! There is so much to see and learn. Join us to discover what nature can tell us in spring.
Recycled Play Day
Apr 7 2018 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
The green fun returns to the Illinois State Museum. Kick off Earth Month with engaging activities centered on reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Apr 11 2018 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Get up close and personal with the ISM's collection of Civil War-era sabres, pistols, and rifles at this FREE program with Dr. Greg Kane, a local expert on Civil War munitions.
Escaping Pavement
Apr 12 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
There is so much life and vitality in the Americana-folk journeys of Escaping Pavement, sprung entirely from an acoustic guitar, a mandolin, and two voices.
Apr 14 2018 -
8:00am to 3:00pm
The day’s event begins with keynote speaker Fr. Dominic Garramone, a monk of St. Bede Abbey in Peru, IL and the author of nine books related to bread baking.
Tara McAndrew
Apr 15 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
A popular local historian and writer, Tara McClellan McAndrew, will tell us about the wayward way we became a state and how our first lawmakers in Kaskaskia started from scratch in creating state government.
Art in Antebellum Springfield
Apr 18 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
From portraits to lithographs to transfer-printed China, this talk sheds light on the role of art in the lives of everyday people in a time when mass production of imagery was just coming in to its own.
Apr 21 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Milwaukee, Wisconsin ukulele and harmonica master Lil Rev returns to Hickory Ridge for an evening of great music.
Apr 28 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn about bluebirds and build a bluebird house to take home.