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
George Godfrey
Aug 15 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
In the early 1800s, the presence of the Potawatomi tribe and its desire to maintain control of ancestral lands, was seen as an impediment to growth by the newly-minted State of Illinois.
Aug 17 2018 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
The Emiquon Partnership will host a natural resource fair that will include exhibits, materials, displays and media at the Havana City Center.
Bicentennial & Beyond: The Illinois Legacy Collection
Aug 17 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Take a journey through 200 years of Illinois history on this curator-led gallery walk through "Bicentennial and Beyond: The Illinois Legacy Collection" exhibition.