It’s a “Made in Illinois” Super Saturday at the Illinois State Museum on Aug. 4

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Monday, July 16, 2018

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SPRINGFIELD, IL – Can you guess the connection between Wrigley’s gum, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and Twinkies? They all originated in Illinois.

Families are invited to come to the Illinois State Museum in Springfield on Saturday, August 4 to discover more Illinois products at the “Made in Illinois” Super Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Children will make a Native American inspired pinch pot, design a quilt square, and take part in a collaborative Illinois art piece with the help of two Illinois artists. Visitors can explore the Museum's Bicentennial exhibition with a family search activity, and enjoy demonstrations of flint knapping, quilting, knitting, and weaving by Central Illinois crafters and artisans.

Super Saturdays offer thematic activities recommended for children ages 5 and up each month. Activities take 30-40 minutes to complete and are included with Museum admission. Parents and families are encouraged to participate. For additional information, please contact or 217-558-6696.

Super Saturday programs at the Illinois State Museum are sponsored by the Bank of Springfield. 

Contact Person: 

Elizabeth Bazan

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