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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

  • History of Illinois Agriculture

    museum.state.il.us 21 Mar '17, 7pm

    From Prairie to Fruited Plain: The History of Illinois Agriculture The History of Illinois Agriculture Web Exhibit features the Illinois State Museum’s collections and research to explore the history of the land, people, plants, animals, and technology that led to today’s agriculture ...

  • Fluorite Formation

    museum.state.il.us 24 Mar '17, 9pm

    150 to 200 million years ago, hot water containing fluorine and other minerals was forced up from deep within the Earth. When this brine reached the calcium rich, limestone bedrock, fluorite crystals formed along the walls of fractures and voids in the rock. Flat layers of fluorite al...

  • Canada 150

    museum.state.il.us 03 Feb '17, 8pm

  • Ice Ages-- Illinois State Museum

    museum.state.il.us 19 Dec '16, 12am

    During most of the last 1 billion years the earth had no permanent ice. However, sometimes large areas of the globe were covered with vast ice sheets. These times are known as ice ages. Illinois has experienced changes in rocks and fauna during these times. This Web module tells how s...

  • Native Americans:American Indian Tribes of Illinois

    museum.state.il.us 15 Oct '16, 6am

    In the 1600s, when American Indians first came into contact with Europeans in the Great Lakes region, two Native American ethnic groups inhabited the land that would eventually become the State of Illinois. The first group--known to French explorers and missionaries as the Illinois or...

  • Current Exhibits--

    museum.state.il.us 02 Jul '16, 2pm

    Reflections on Three Worlds reveals the world of Mississippian people whose 800-year-old sites surround the museum today. The exhibits depict the complex life and culture of these people, trace in detail the evidence of archaeology, and lead to a spectacular multimedia event that take...

  • @tetrameryx @CofCNatHistory State fossil of Illinois! #hometownhero

    Amphibian

    museum.state.il.us 19 Feb '16, 7pm

    State Symbol: Illinois State Fossil — Tully Monster (Tullimonstrum gregarium ) The Tully Monster was a soft-bodied animal. It is preserved as outlines and flattened forms in nodules of ironstone from several areas in Illinois. It lived in the ocean that covered much of Illinois during...

  • Fluorite declared official Illinois mineral #OnThisDay in 1965.

    Mineral

    museum.state.il.us 07 Jul '16, 2pm

    State Symbol: Illinois State Mineral — Fluorite The name fluorite comes from the Latin fluere which means “to flow.” This name comes from the fact that fluorite melts easily. Fluorite is the natural crystalline form of calcium fluoride (CaF2). It is a transparent to translucent, glass...

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