Illinois State Museum Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year at all of its facilities. Most events are free to the public, though some at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield may require paying admission to the Museum. Click on the event listing for details.

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Illinois State Museum Events

ISM-Research & Collections Center

ISM-Dickson Mounds

ISM-Lockport Gallery

Online Events
Feb 3 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
What comes to mind when you see a quilt? At the ISM, we see the artistry and windows into the past. Join curators Erika Holst and Elizabeth Bazan to learn about this amazing quilt collection.
Feb 17 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Turn on the red light, grab a drink at Buzz Bomb Brewing Co., and stay for a chat about the Everleigh Sisters, Chicago's finest madams.
Feb 23 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
For Teachers and students only- There is more to Black History Month than Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks! Join Kathryn Harris as she shares her knowledge on influential African Americans in history to discover more figures that shaped Illinois.