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All ISM Events

Illinois State Museum Events
portrait and military helmet
May 2 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
World War I forever changed the military, social, and economic fabric of the world. Join Dr. Chris McDonald of Lincoln Land Community College as he shares the significance behind WWI artifacts from the Illinois State Museum's collections.
Mississippi Byway
May 3 2019 - 7:00am to May 4 2019 - 8:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Join us as we explore a 30-mile stretch of Illinois where the Illinois, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers meet. Known as the American Bottom, the region is a rich storybook of earth, natural, and human history that has transpired in one of the great river
homestead image courtesy Nebraska Historical Society
May 15 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Homesteading, extolled and romanticized in history, was not the rosy dream portrayed in popular literature and film.