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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

  • Freshwater mussel Truncilla truncata (Rafinesque, 1820),image: Illinois State Museum,

    Fresh Water Mussel Image Gallery -- Illinois State Museum

    museum.state.il.us 16 Jul '18, 7pm

    The shell of the deertoe mussel is triangular in shape with the anterior end rounded. The umbos are elevated. The surface is yellow, green, or brown with green rays. It grows to two inches in length. This species lives in the mud, sand, or gravel of medium to large rivers. In Illinois...

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    Native Americans:Prehistoric:Mississippian:Technology:Shelter

    museum.state.il.us 10 Jul '18, 8am

    Mississippians used new construction techniques for buildings. For one thing, they recessed their house floors two to three feet into the ground, making the basin semi- subterranean. Instead of digging a hole for each upright post as had been done for thousands of years, they dug a na...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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