Paul Mickey Learning Series

Ocean-front property in Colorado: Mosasaurs from the Western Interior Seaway as a system for understanding evolution during greenhouse climates

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Paul Mickey Learning Series presented by Joshua R. Lively, Doctoral Dissertation Fellow and Instructor Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Springfield

1920s ‘Immigrant’ Springfield: Coal-Mining, Bootlegging, and ‘The Bank of Grandma’

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Learn about Springfield tavern life, Prohibition, the ‘Mine Wars,’ backyard farming and more.hrough the eyes of our 2,000 Lithuanian coal-mining immigrants. Springfield native Sandy Baksys is the daughter of a World War II Lithuanian refugee (“displace

“Bound to the Western Waters”: The Discovery of Lewis and Clark’s Long-Lost Outpost of Ft. Kaskaskia

Crenshaw house
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark recruited 11 men from the garrison of Ft. Kaskaskia (1803-1807) in Randolph County, Illinois, in 1803, to join their famous expedition to explore the American West.

Excavating a Langford House at Noble-Wieting, McLean County, Illinois

view of dig site
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dating to the 13th or 14th century, Noble-Wieting is a nearly six-acre Langford Tradition mound and village site that has long been known for its geography as well as the association between Langford pottery and shell-tempered Mississippian pottery.

Mining Stone: Exploring Cultural Significance of Mines and Quarries in the European Neolithic

Mining Stone
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
This presentation explores the history of ideas about Neolithic mining, and places of recent research in southern Germany in the context of broader questions about the cultural significance of stone.

“A Law Unto Themselves,” Squatters and their Constitutions: Dividing the Public Domain in Early-Statehood Illinois

Paul Mickey Learning Series
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Rugged individuals, lazy wastrels, self-made men, or border banditti are among the many descriptions heaped upon the Anglo-American settlers of early Illinois.

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