Author: Sue Scott

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

At this year's Annual Meeting members were treated to a tour of the museum's collection.  As guests wandered through the aisle of artifacts in the ...

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Annual Meeting Update

By Marla Vizdal The Artifact of the Month featured at the Western Illinois Museum is a combined ice cream freezer and churn which was patented in 1894...

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Ice Cream Freezer and Churn

The Western Illinois Museum Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers would like to update you on our plans to renovate the building which houses the...

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Building Improvements

It’s a Coloring Contest! You’re invited to design a Birthday hat for General Macomb! Did you ever wonder what kind of hat an officer in the War o...

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Coloring Contest

By Marla Vizdal A very unique item in the Western Illinois Museum is the focus of the current Artifact of the Month.  A small box, just over 8 X 5 X ...

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General Macomb Cigar Box

By Marla Vizdal and Carmen Keist Quilts of all different patterns and colors have been found in the home for centuries.  Sewn from fabrics that were ...

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Peck Family Quilt