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
Brian Fox Ellis
Nov 18 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Spend an hour with two of the most pivotal and dynamic personalities in Illinois History as portrayed by Brian “Fox” Ellis.
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.