- Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Tales from the Vault Program moderated by Brooke Morgan, Curator of Anthropology
The Illinois State Museum Research & Collections Center is the state's largest repository for Illinois archaeological materials. From humble fragments of animal bone to intricately decorated ceramic pots to glassware that once graced the tables of diplomats, millions of objects tell the history of Native Americans, Euroamericans, and African Americans in the Midwest. In this talk, the museum's curator of anthropology shares unique and overlooked archaeological objects that helped shape the story of Illinois.
"Tales from the Vault" is a collaborative program hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Illinois State Museum, and Lincoln Home National Historic Site that allows the public to discover some of the treasures from these institutions' collections. Each program will include the chance to view an artifact or document not normally on display, commentary by a staff member or local scholar, and a chance for group discussion. All programs are free and open to the public. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch to eat during the program.
For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 558-6696.
Photo: Human effigy pipe, Mississippian Period, Hardin County, IL. (Photo by Dannyl Dolder)