Skip to main content
Shedd Aquarium

What's in a Room?: New Exhibit Talk | Illinois State Museum (Virtual)

Looks like this event has already taken place.


502 South Spring Street, Springfield, IL 62706

What is home to you? A new exhibit entitled June’s Room adds a new story of home to the Illinois State Museum’s history exhibition At Home in the Heartland.

Virtual Event

It presents the teenage experiences of Vincent “June” Chappelle who grew up on the south side of Chicago. As an alternative queer Black teen who was adopted by his grandparents as a baby, June’s bedroom was sanctuary of safety and self-expression. See the exhibition virtually and hear June talk about his experiences, why he worked on this project, and how he hopes audiences identify with his past. June will be joined by ISM Curator of History Erika Holst who will discuss her experiences working on the project and how it fits into the Museum’s commitment to be more inclusive in its storytelling.

This is a free, virtual program. Registration is required in advance at

More Information

Free Virtual Event

How to find us?

Back to Listings

Places to stay nearby...

The Pasfield House


Boutique Vibes in Downtown Historic Springfield

Read more about The Pasfield House

Mansion View Inn & Suites - Springfield


Conveniently located in Springfield's downtown area.

Read more about Mansion View Inn & Suites - Springfield

Inn at 835


Springfield's only Nationally Landmarked Inn.

Read more about Inn at 835

You might also be interested...

Springfield Lucky Horseshoes Baseball

Robin Roberts Stadium •  May 28 – Jul 31 @ 6:30PM

Catch all the excitement of the 2024 Springfield Lucky Horseshoes' baseball season

Read more about Springfield Lucky Horseshoes Baseball

Old Capitol Farmers' Market in Downtown Springfield

Downtown Springfield-Corner of 4th & Adams St •  May 15 – Oct 26 @ 8PM

Visit Springfield's longest-running and most popular Farmers Market in beautiful downtown Springfield.

Read more about Old Capitol Farmers' Market in Downtown Springfield

Levitt Amp Music Series in Downtown Springfield

The Y Block-Downtown Springfield •  May 30 – Aug 01 @ 6PM

The Levitt Amp Concert Series is back for 2024 in downtown Springfield

Read more about Levitt Amp Music Series in Downtown Springfield

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get inspired by top travel stories, gain access to exclusive promotions and contests, and discover even more reasons to #EnjoyIllinois.