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Illinois State Museum

Exhibits and collections focus on the natural history (biology, zoology, botany, and geology) and cultural and artistic history of Illinois.

Link: museum.state.il.us

  • Early History of East St. Louis and Cahokia

    museum.state.il.us 09 Jun '18, 1am

    Piggot rapidly rose to importance in the newly organized county. He became Judge of the Common Pleas court at Cahokia on Sept. 28, 1795, and a year later, as justice of the quarter sessions, proclaimed the opening of the orphan’s court. Piggot was a man of great energy and his activit...

  • "The ultimate cause of the Illinois decline was the colonial expansion of European nations."

    Native Americans:Historic:The Illinois:History:The Illinois Decline

    museum.state.il.us 23 Feb '18, 11pm

    The ultimate cause of the Illinois decline was the colonial expansion of European nations. As France sought to establish a fur-trade empire in Canada, British colonies grew along the Atlantic seaboard and Spain established footholds in Florida and Texas. During the late 1700s, America...

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    Illinois Spider Collection -- Illinois State Museum

    museum.state.il.us 30 Sep '17, 9pm

    Top Top Forest Wolf Spider (Gladicosa gulosa ) Description : The large cephalothorax of this spider is dark brown with a lighter stripe in the middle. The abdomen is grayish brown, sometimes (as in this specimen) with a V-shaped stripe or spot at the base. The legs are long, brown or ...

  • Freshewater mussels,

    Mussel Diorama Lesson -- Illinois State Museum

    museum.state.il.us 12 Feb '18, 7pm

    : When studying river habitats, it is important to understand the interdependence and interconnections among many types of plants and animals that share an ecosystem. Underwater habitats are difficult to visit in person. The Illinois State Museum's new first-floor exhibit, Changes , o...

  • Native Americans:Prehistoric:Archaic

    museum.state.il.us 21 Oct '17, 2am

    Wadlow point, Airport site, Sangamon County. This 4,000 year-old Late Archaic knife is typical of those found in central and southwestern, Illinois. It was made from chert, a silica-rich rock that can be shaped by slowly chipping away unwanted material. Chert is found in limestone blu...

  • Dance

    museum.state.il.us 27 Jul '17, 12pm

    Illinois Official Dance: The Square Dance In 1990, Governor Thompson signed into law a bill designating the Square Dance as the American folk dance of the State. Square Dance is a term used to describe many individual dances done in a style that traces its origins back to Morris danci...

  • Western Fox Snake

    museum.state.il.us 04 Jun '17, 8am

    Western Fox Snake (Elaphe vulpina) Interesting facts: When a western fox snake is disturbed, it rapidly vibrates the tip of its tail. The vibration of the tail against the leaf litter can sometimes resemble the sound of a rattlesnake's rattle. Because of this, people sometimes confuse...

  • Eastern Plains Garter Snake

    museum.state.il.us 04 Jun '17, 8am

    Eastern Plains Garter Snake (Thamnophis radix) Photograph: Ohio Department of Natural Resources Interesting facts: Instead of striking and biting an aggressor, this snake may expel musk and fecal matter consisting of digested earthworms. Description: The eastern plains garter snake is...

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