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
No events inside the museum are scheduled at this time. Check back for updates. Illinois State Museum online events are listed below.

Illinois State Museum Online Events

"Line Up" by Frank Trankina
Nov 11 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Associate Curator of Art Doug Stapleton will facilitate a discussion with artist Frank Trankina in conjunction with the Figurism exhibition currently on view at Aurora University.
Unfinished remade 19th century dress
Nov 17 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how clothing was washed, mended, and made over to prolong its life, and how it was recycled when worn out.
Nov 19 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Social Justice in Museums Series
Museums are increasingly employing numerous strategies for engagement of previously underserved or marginalized audiences, but there is a very long road still to travel.