Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Old Dogs…New Tricks

The Remains of Ancient Dogs Provide New Insights about Their Life, Death, and our Long-Running Relationship
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Forty years of research, continuing even today, on 8,500 year old articulated remains of four dogs at the Koster site provide information on the life, death, and our relationship with these long-established companions.

Illinois Bat Festival

Image of bat, Illinois Bat Festival
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Celebrate the unique role of bats in the Great Lakes ecosystem as insect eaters, while dispelling myths and misinformation that generate needless fears and threaten bats and their habitats around the world.

Neolithic Landscapes of Southern Germany: Integrating Insights from Excavation, Regional Survey, and Private Collections

Drawing a Schlaghau.
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This presentation reports on current results of a long-term German-American archaeological project investigating early farming settlements in southern Germany.

The Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers

Music at the Museum
Music at the Museum
  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Thorne Deuel Auditorium
Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Yellow Bellied Sap Suckers perform original songs and tunes inspired by the classic hillbilly, country-duo, and old-time musical traditions–and also mines this same repertoire for forgotten gems that deserve to be heard again.

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