Collection

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

This past fall has been a busy time in the museum's storage area as volunteers work to document a recent donation of local pottery. Collector JoAnn ...

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2015 Collection News

The museum’s collection is full of everyday items that illustrate life in West Central Illinois. We are grateful when someone decides to donate an a...

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Collection Update

Western Illinois Museum Collection Management Policy 1.0 Mission Statement The Western Illinois Museum collects, preserves, studies, interprets and ex...

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Our Collection Policy

The Western Illinois Museum has a collection of 21 groundbreaking shovels that document the building of what is known today as Western Illinois Univer...

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Ground Breaking Shovels

An update on The Rezab Family Preservation Fund This past summer the museum established the Rezab Family Preservation Fund to aid the museum in managi...

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Collection News