Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Harriet Tubman

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
Special Programs Room
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Undoubtedly THE most famous Conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman risked her life more than a dozen times to lead scores of slaves to freedom.

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
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."

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