Illinois State Museum, Springfield

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.

Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago

The Illinois State Museum proudly presents Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, organized by the Elmhurst Art Museum. Executive Director, Jenny Gibbs, and curated by New York’s Dan Nadel.  This interactive exhibition is an examination of the intertwined history of two of Chicago’s greatest exports: pinball and imagist painting.

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