Author: Sue Scott

We are always looking for ways to make visiting the museum and the historic Courthouse Square more enjoyable. Working with the City of Macomb and Maco...

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Building Improvements: TREES!

We are pleased to welcome two new Advisory Council members: Dr. Ginny Boynton and Bob Marcott. The council plays an important role in bringing diverse...

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New Advisory Council Members

Veterans Oral History On view through February 11, 2017 Five local organizations are coming together with the shared interest in giving voice to the l...

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Veterans Oral Historys

Artifact of the Month: Political Memorabilia November 2016 By Marla Vizdal This month’s Artifact of the Month includes a variety of political campai...

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Political Memorabilia

By Tim Roberts September’s artifacts of the month at the Western Illinois Museum are two photographs marking the visit of a Republican presidential ...

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1896 Presidential Candidate

By Carmen Keist and Marla Vizdal The Artifact of the Month featured at the Western Illinois Museum is a 1920s men’s wool bathing suit. In the heat o...

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Wool Bathing Suit

Volunteers play a big role in all aspects of the museum.  They help manage the collection, create and assist with education programs and exhibits, an...

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Meet our Volunteers

In 1926, the Macomb Dairy Company started operations in a brand new building  at 217 S. Lafayette, built similar to the neighboring Ford Motor Compan...

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Macomb Dairy

William H. Randolph was born in Ohio in 1813.  At the age of 21 he moved to Rushville and then Macomb where he opened a grocery store in 1834. He was...

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William H. Randolph