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

Research & Collections Center Events

Dickson Mounds Events

Lockport Gallery Events
Black Hawk
Nov 21 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
This presentation explores the cultural transformation of the Illinois territory on the eve of statehood and how these events reverberate today.
Illinois Holiday History
Dec 1 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Learn how the holidays in Illinois have been celebrated through the years.
Mining Stone
Dec 5 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
his presentation explores the history of ideas about Neolithic mining, and places of recent research in southern Germany in the context of broader questions about the cultural significance of stone.