• The Living Museum vol. 24, no. 07; Nov., 1962

    Illinois State Museum

    November stump; 'Men, birds, and adventure'; Magda Heuermann; Fruits of antiquity; Question and answer in archaeology; News of the museum

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  • The Living Museum vol. 64, no. 01; spring, 2002

    Illinois State Museum

    Beauty and the Beads; Not of Iron; Museum calendar

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  • Sidewalk art

    R. Church

    A lot of people used their outside spaces, like driveways and sidewalks, to spread cheer to their neighbors.

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  • Here Comes the Sun

    T. Ferguson

    I live in a neighborhood of about 25 houses just outside of Carbondale. The people are great. We know each other; wave, smile, small chit chat, but mostly people keep to themselves. Since shelter in p…

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  • What Is In the Fridge

    E. Corcoran

    A lot of people lamented that stress forced them to indulge more than they might have during normal circumstances.

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  • The Living Museum vol. 08, no. 03; July, 1946

    Illinois State Museum

    Fishing weather; Fern that walks; Exhibition of primitive painting; Horse nettle -- Potato-beetle weed; Old silk road; Fireworks; Your new museum

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  • Juggling priorities

    The pandemic and subsequent lockdown created the need to juggle multiple priorities, like working, teaching their children with remote learning resources, and all the other day-to-day responsibilities…

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  • Black Lives Matter rally

    Zach Adams

    Amidst the pandemic, racial tensions escalated, leading citizens across the country to rally for civil rights.

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  • Finding the silver lining

    Jeschelle Marcelo

    I am Jeschelle Marcelo. I am a teacher, a graduate student, a wife, and a mom. I don't like the reason why we are staying home; I am not happy that we are experiencing this pandemic. But I must admit…

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  • The Living Museum vol. 39, no. 01; January - February, 1977

    Illinois State Museum

    Museum director retires; Robert Larson wins again; Frost trade bead collection; Head of education section retires; Staff notes; Birthstones -- errata; Museum publication in bicentennial time capsule

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  • The Living Museum vol. 29, no. 04; August, 1967

    Illinois State Museum

    So what's the difference; Water clover; Porcupines: former residents of Illinois; Wild bergamot; Staff notes; In the art gallery; Lizards, salamanders, and wild flowers

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  • Keep in touch!

    I haven't left my house in a month. My volleyball season got cancelled and I was looking forward to it, my friends on the team and I were pretty upset, but I can still play next year. Also we have onl…

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  • Easter 2020

    M Radtke

    I have dressed as the Easter Bunny since 1998 for the egg hunt at Latham, IL. We have never had to cancel for any reason until this year. So, I put on my suit and posed around the yard. I left space s…

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  • The Living Museum vol. 24, no. 12; April, 1963

    Illinois State Museum

    April as usual; King of the marsh; April in the art gallery; Make mud for the robins; Spruce flowers; What is under this building?; Index -- volume 24

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  • Fitting rooms closed

    Fittings rooms were closed in stores to prevent the spread of COVID.

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  • The Living Museum vol. 05, no. 02; June, 1943

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    Indians in Illinois; Legend of the Piasa; Indian trees; Tale of Indian baskets; Stories in ancient pottery; 'Indian villages of the Illinois country'; Indian exhibits in the museum

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  • The Living Museum vol. 01, no. 11; March, 1940

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    When ponds awake; Index of American design is shown in March; Great flight; Dr. Arthur H. Compton to lecture here; Spring butterflies

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  • The Living Museum vol. 17, no. 04; August, 1955

    Illinois State Museum

    Story of the Delta Queen; Gift from France; Very-much-alive museum; Forest floor

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  • The Living Museum vol. 08, no. 08; December, 1946

    Illinois State Museum

    Beginning of spring; Breath of incense; Story of the Christmas doll; Sing Noel!

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  • Nursing home heroes

    Among the front-line heroes being recognized are nursing home staff, who work among the most vulnerable.

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