Illinois State Museum issued the following announcement on Dec. 7.The Illinois State Museum in Springfield has opened a new exhibit Harvesting the River: Pearl Buttons focusing on an important and historic Illinois industry – the harvesting of freshwater mussels from Illinois waters.
Tales from the Vault Program moderated by Betsy Dollar, Springfield Art Association For nearly a century, Marshall Field's flagship store in Chicago dazzled visitors at Christmas time with its holiday window displays, a giant tree in the Walnut Room, and whimsical decorations, including Uncle Mistletoe and Aunt Holly.
"Mining Stone: Exploring Cultural Significance of Mines and Quarries in the European Neolithic" Paul Mickey Learning Series presented by Lynn Fisher Adjunct Research Associate, Anthropology, ISM; Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
At Dickson Mounds Museum on Thursday, November 1 at 9:30 a.m., the Tot Time program will be "Little Pig, Little Pig” presented by Tara Ricker, owner of Within Walking Distance Homestead, and Karen Messer, owner of Messer Farms, a hobby farm in Little America, Illinois (Fulton Co.).
The Illinois Association of Museums recently presented its Best Practices in Community Partnerships Award to the Emiquon Partnership – including the Dickson Mounds Museum, the Illinois Natural History Survey’s Forbes Biological and Illinois River Field Stations, The Nature Conservancy’s Emiquon Preserve, the U.S.