Dr. Michael Wiant, Interim Director opened the doors of the Illinois State Museum on Saturday, July 2 to a waiting crowd. Inside, Museum staff were on hand with interactive displays. Visitors celebrated with a lemonade toast to the Museum and were able to enjoy their favorite Museum exhibits.
The Museum is planning a month-long celebration with a Summer Gathering at Dickson Mounds Museum on July 9, a family event focused on Museum Memories on July 16 in Springfield, and tours of the Research and Collections Center on July 30. Visitors are encouraged to share their visit to the Museum with the hashtag #BackatISM.