Paul Mickey Learning Series

Ogden-Fettie: A Native American Floodplain Earthwork Complex in the central Illinois River Valley

Ogden-Fettie
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ogden-Fettie is among the oldest Native American floodplain earthwork complexes in the Midwest and a key to our understanding of Havana culture and its domination of the Illinois River valley for nearly four centuries.

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.

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