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
May 19 2018 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Dickson Mounds, Lewistown
Phil Heywood plays fingerstyle guitar with a bluesy swing and a bucketful of whatever it takes to turn an instrumental piece into an arresting lyrical narrative.
May 20 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
In Illinois, as in most places, people and communities have sought to connect with other places through nodes of transportation and communication for cultural, economic and political reasons.
May 20 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
After Illinois was created, state and private companies have worked to bind our different regions together through infrastructure. Such links turned our state from merely a designated area on a map into a more unified, functional territory.