Brownbag Lecture Series

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash Street in Springfield. Access to the building is from 10 ½ Street from Laurel Street. There is ample visitor parking in the west parking lot. For more information, please call 217-785-0037. Brown Bag Lectures are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Opening the Enos-Hatch Wardrobe: What a Collection of 19th Century Clothing Can Tell us About an Early Illinois Family

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  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield
1011 E. Ash St., Springfield, IL
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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The Illinois State Museum recently acquired a large collection of 19th century clothing passed down through several generations of the Enos-Hatch family of 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.

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