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

Online Events
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Nov 5 2020 - 9:30am to 10:00am
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
The topic will be "Down on the Farm” presented by Tara Ricker, owner of Within Walking Distance Homestead, in Little America, Illinois (Fulton Co.). Tara will make her annual visit...with special guest baby donkey Jacky.
Nov 5 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
The museum is a colonial enterprise, designed to be the keeper of what’s important and precious for society at-large. These institutions were often built on the bodies and belongings of Indigenous people and oppressed communities.
"Line Up" by Frank Trankina
Nov 11 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton will facilitate a discussion with artist Frank Trankina in conjunction with the Figurism exhibition currently on view at Aurora University.