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Illinois State Museum Hosts Mini Maker Faire on Jan. 21

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CONTACTS:
Elizabeth Bazan
217-782-0061
Illinois State Museum Hosts Mini Maker Faire on Jan. 21
Fun event for learning, sharing hands-on arts, crafts, technology, music
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois State Museum (ISM) and the Springfield MakerSpace will host the first Mini Maker Faire at the ISM on Saturday, January 21 from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., inviting everyone with interests in hands-on arts, crafts, music, and technology to learn, create and share those interests.

The Mini Maker Faire will begin at 12:30 p.m. with an introduction to “maker spaces” and available activities by best-selling technology author, professor, and museum curator Joe Deken in the Illinois State Museum auditorium.  Hands-on demonstrations and “make and take” activities throughout the afternoon will include:

3D Printing and Scanning
Make-a-Magnet
3D Scanning with Xbox Kinect
Metal Stamped Jewelry
Digital Embroidery
Valentine Card Making
Augmented Reality Coloring Pages
Making Music with Tom Irwin
Prairie Weavers Guild
Paper Quilling
Electronics for Kids

The Mini Maker Faire is for children age 5 and older and adults.  All children will have the opportunity to enter to win door prizes provided by Springfield MakerSpace. 

Activities are free with Museum admission ($5 admission for adults ages 19-64; free admission for children, seniors, and veterans). The Illinois State Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon until 4:30 p.m.  The Museum is located at 502 South Spring Street in Springfield.
 
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