Research & Collections Center, Springfield

The Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum

Martin Luther King Jr.
Brown Bag Program
  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Special Programs Room
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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This program will focus on African American historical pioneers and figures from Central Illinois and the activities and exhibits that have helped to tell the authentic stories told at the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum.

Bound to the Western Waters

SIU 2017 archeological field school dig site
Looking for Lewis and Clark at Ft. Kaskaskia, Illinois
  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Special Events Room
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
This talk focuses on the 2017 archaeological and remote sensing investigations conducted by SIU at Ft. Kaskaskia, a state-owned, 1750s French fort site in Randolph County, Illinois.

How We Lied to Get Statehood, and Other Funny Stories from Springfield and Illinois History

Book: Stories of Springfield: Life in Lincoln's Town
  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Special Programs Room
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Springfield writer and history columnist, Tara McClellan McAndrew, will discuss humorous incidents from our city's and state's past, and read light-hearted excerpts from her book, "Stories of Springfield: Life in Lincoln's Town."

Public Notice

Public Meeting Notification.
  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Public Commons Conference Room
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:00am
The Illinois State Museum Board of Directors will convene a meeting of the Museum Director Search Committee.

Alligator Gar: An Overview of History, Research, and Prospects in Illinois

Alligator Gar
  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Special Programs Room
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The alligator gar is a “living fossil” and an important predator in freshwater ecosystems within their native range. After nearly 50 years of extirpation from our rivers, the IDNR has begun reintroducing this fish in coordination with other states.

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