From Bluestems to Bluegills Super Saturday at the

Release Date: 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

ISM Location: 

For Immediate Release:

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois is 200 years old in 2018, and families are invited to learn about Illinois’ State Symbols at the “From Bluestems to Bluegills” Super Saturday event on Saturday, January 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Activities during the event will include making a bluegill fish print, designing a personal State Seal, and other fun and games for children ages 5 and older. The Museum will also have objects from its Illinois Legacy Collection related to the state symbols on display. Activities should take 30-40 minutes to complete and feature crafts and educational games. Parents and families are encouraged to participate.

Super Saturday programs at the Illinois State Museum are sponsored by the Bank of Springfield.  For additional information, please contact or phone 217-558-6696.

Contact Person: 

Elizabeth Bazan

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 

(217) 558-6696

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