Illinois Holiday History Super Saturday on Dec. 1 at the Illinois State Museum

Release Date: 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ISM Location: 

Springfield
For Immediate Release:

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Museum in Springfield celebrates the holiday season and Illinois history with an "Illinois Holiday History Super Saturday" at the Museum on Sat., Dec. 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Winter is a time for celebrating the changing seasons and spending time with friends and family. At the Super Saturday event, families will learn how the holidays in Illinois have been celebrated through the years with crafts, games, and more.

Participants will make a mason jar lantern and learn about ancient Native American celebrations of the winter solstice. Children can also make noise makers and contribute to paper chain decorations while learning about holidays like New Year's, Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanzaa. Visitors can also see a special display of holiday decorations from the Museum's Illinois Legacy Collection.

Super Saturdays offer thematic activities recommended for children ages 5 and up each month. Activities take 30-40 minutes to complete and are included with Museum admission. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. For additional information, contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or phone 217-782-6044.

Super Saturdays at the ISM are sponsored by Bank of Springfield.

Contact Person: 

Elizabeth Bazan

Contact Email: 

Elizabeth.Bazan@Illinois.gov

Contact Phone: 

217-558-5696

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