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
Image is of IDNR's Fall Colors poster front.
Oct 1 2021 (All day) to Oct 31 2021 (All day)
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Through the month of October, different points of interest will be highlighted along the trails. This self-guided experience will be available daily...
Oct 26 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Join History Curator Erika Holst to learn about historic clothing through the lens of an 1800s women's lifespan.
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Oct 28 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Get a drink at Anvil & Forge and stay to hear stories of some unique murderers of Illinois in the first installment of History Happy Hour.