history & heritage

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

From 1913-1917, the UIUC-cosponsored Crocker Land Expedition explored the Arctic from their base camp in Etah, Greenland, where they kept a well-stocked library. Now, one hundred years later, we are reconstructing that library from photographs and archival documents. Where did the Expedition members get their books? What did they read? What happened to the books after the Expedition? This talk provides the answers. The talk will be presented by Adam Doskey, Visiting Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Illinois. Free admission.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Looking for a way to show your affection that won’t cost a fortune or require reservations? Join the Spurlock staff as we celebrate love around the world. Make a handmade card for your loved one, take a tour of love-related artifacts in the galleries, and listen to multicultural love stories. This event, held from 1-4 PM, is planned for an adult audience. Admission: $2 per craft.

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Follow in the footsteps of Empress Hsi Ling Shi, credited in Chinese legend with the discovery of silk reeling, and learn the ancient art of how to reel thread from silk cocoons. The basics of silk reeling will be covered. Cocoons for reeling will be provided. Silk reeling equipment will be provided and will also be available for purchase. Students will go home with one spool of raw silk thread and one spool of degummed flat silk thread (suitable for embroidery). Itomakis (antique Japanese silk bobbins) will be available for purchase. Skill level of students: Beginning. Space is very limited, and pre-registration is required. Contact Kim Sheahan to reserve your place (217-244-3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu). The workshop is from 12-4 PM.

Workshop fee: $50/person (includes 80 silk cocoons, plastic spools, and degumming materials)

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

This year, our Winter Tales American Indian celebration has been expanded to three events. Our featured speaker/teller is Alex Mares. With an educational background in Anthropology and Sociology, Mr. Mares has served as a Park Ranger in Texas and New Mexico for over 28 years. This service included fifteen years as Lead Ranger at the world-renowned sacred site known as Hueco Tanks. He is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation and is a traditional Winter Storyteller. Mr. Mares is of Diné (Navajo) and Mexican-American descent.

In this presentation, Mr. Mares will inform visitors of the efforts to have Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site, located near El Paso, Texas, nominated and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named for the huecos, or natural basins that collect rain water in this desert environment, the site contains over 2000 pictographs and is sacred to the native populations of the area.
Free Admission.

Winter Tales events are sponsored by an endowment from Reginald and Gladys Laubin.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum staff for a fun family afternoon. Admission is free. Schedule of activities:

musical instrument craft: 1:00–4:00 pm
cartoon (English): 1:30–1:40 pm and 3:00–3:10 pm
cartoon (Portuguese): 1:45–1:55 pm and 2:45–2:55 pm
Brazilian folktales: 2:00–2:20 pm
Cantigas de Roda (popular songs): 3:15–3:35 pm

The cartoon is based on the popular Brazilian comic Mônica and Friends.

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 3:30pm
Booth Library, West Reading Room, Charleston IL

Tarble Arts Center and Booth Library present:

Book discussion led by Tarble Art Center's Director, Rehema Barber on Claudia Rankine's "Citizen: An American Lyric." This discussion is part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights.”

All are invited to participate in a discussion of “Citizen: An American Lyric,” a 2014 book by American poet Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” is described as both criticism and poetry. In it, Rankine shares examples of racial aggressions – some intentional and some seemingly slips of the tongue -- in the media and in daily life, including in the classroom, at the supermarket and on TV.

The first 15 who register in advance for the discussion will receive a complimentary copy of the book to read prior to the event (additional copies are available for checkout). Rehema Barber, director of the Tarble Arts Center, will lead discussion of the book at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the West Reading Room of the library. To register for the book discussion, visit http://library.eiu.edu/exhibits/civilrights/discussion/.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 2, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 15, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 3, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 16, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 4, 2016 (All day), Saturday, September 17, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 5, 2016 (All day), Sunday, September 25, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 16, 2016 (All day), Thursday, September 29, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 17, 2016 (All day), Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, October 18, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 1, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 9, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, October 27, 2016 (All day), Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, October 29, 2016 (All day), Wednesday, October 12, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, October 30, 2016 (All day), Thursday, October 13, 2016 (All day) to Monday, October 31, 2016 (All day), Friday, October 14, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, November 1, 2016 (All day), Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (All day), Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00am to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:00pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00am to Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill 61801

Come & join us for a night of Greek food and music.
MENU
Appetizers
Spanakopita
Greek Salad
Tzatziki, Hummus, Eggplant Dip & Grilled Pita Bread.

Main Course
Roast Lamb
Roast Potatoes
Stewed Green Beans

Dessert
Spiro's Home made Secret
$40.00/person
Saturday October 1st, 2016 @7Pm
Please call for reservation @ 217 384 4800
312 West Green St
Urbana, Il 61801

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 10:00am
Booth Library, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston IL 61920

Tarble Arts Center and The Black Lunch Table invites local community members to participate in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon hosted by Tarble Art Center at Booth Library, EIU. This edit-a-thon series engages the public in creating, updating, and improving Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of visual artists of the African Diaspora. Participants will be provided with a list of pages to add or edit, which includes local black visual artists.

For more information visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Black_Lunch_Table

For questions contact Heather Hart and Jina Valentine at info@blacklunchtable.com

Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana

Throw off the winter chill with a family storytelling concert by resident storyteller Kim Sheahan. Free admission. Contact Kim Sheahan at ksheahan@illinois.edu or (217) 244-3355.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, September 16, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 12:00pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 12:00pm, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 12:00pm, Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 12:00pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 12:00pm, Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, October 21, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00pm, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:00pm, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 12:00pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 12:00pm, Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:00pm, Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 12:00pm, Friday, November 11, 2016 - 12:00pm, Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 12:00pm, Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 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Spurlock Museum, 600 South Gregory, Urbana

In 1916, the UIUC Museum of European History acquired a remarkable set of high-quality reproductions of major monuments of early Irish metalwork art, including the Tara Brooch, Ardagh Chalice, the Cross of Cong, and the shrine of St. Lachtin's arm. These superb pieces were part of a larger collection created in very small numbers by the Dublin jeweler Edmond Johnson for the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. They are important not only as museum-quality reproductions but also in their own right as specimens of the art of the Celtic Revival and of modern "medievalism." In this exhibit, many pieces of this collection will be displayed alongside nineteenth- and twentieth-century facsimiles of illuminated Irish vernacular and Latin manuscripts on loan from the UIUC Library—works that have been fundamental to scholarship on medieval Irish studies in the past century and a half.
Exhibit runs until April 2, 2017. Museum Hours: Tuesday: 12 - 5; Wed-Fri: 9 - 5; Sat 10-4; Sun 12-4; closed Mondays. Free admission. Contact: Ksheahan@illinois.edu or (217) 244-3355.

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