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Illinois State Museum Seeks Junior Collectors

Saturday, March 12, the Illinois State Museum will host the 13th annual Junior Collectors Day. Collectors between the ages of 8 and 15 are encouraged to share their collection with others and learn techniques for keeping their collection in excellent shape. Display spaces are available, by application, at no charge. Examples of previous displays include rocks and minerals, fossils, foreign coins, shoes, sports cards, dolls, and many others.

To become a Junior Collector, or for more information, please contact Nina Walthall at [email protected] or call 217-782-0061. Information is also available online at the Museum’s Web site at The public is invited to the Museum to see the collections on display. This event is free.

The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois’ natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois. The Illinois State Museum is located at 502 S. Spring Street (the corner of Spring and Edwards Streets) in Springfield, and is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Parking is available nearby, and the building is ADA accessible.

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