Upcoming Events

The Illinois State Museum offers a wide range of public programs throughout the year for all ages. Most events are free with admission to the Museum. Please see the event listings for details.

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All ISM Events
Collectors Day
Nov 17 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
In conjunction with the exhibition "Bicentennial & Beyond! The Illinois Legacy Collection" the Museum welcomes visitors to learn the stories of objects collected by everyday Illinoisans.
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.
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.