Collection

Samuel F. Danner     Samuel Danner was born in Macomb, Illinois, on October 29,1944. He grew up in Blandinsville, Illinois with his parents ...

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Samuel Danner

John Moon John Moon was born in Macomb, Illinois, on April 3, 1916. He grew up on West Fisk Street with his parents, four brothers, and five sisters. ...

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John Moon

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

Apple Butter Making: A Tradition Preserved For November the Western Illinois Museum’s “Artifact of the Month” is an apple butter kettle and wood...

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Apple Butter