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
Grave marker
Nov 1 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The use of grave markers and burial grounds to understand life in western Illinois
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Hal Hassen and Dawn Cobb will explore how burial grounds and the markers found in them inform us about the social, economic and technological changes that occurred in western Illinois during the mid-nineteenth century.
native american pottery
Nov 4 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
People have lived in Illinois for thousands of years. Learn about the lives of ancient Illinoisans and how scientists discover clues to what their lives were like.
Katie Dahl
Nov 9 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Singer-songwriter Katie Dahl has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliffs of Mali, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of the American northwoods.