Exhibits

As Advertised: A History of Local Promotions This exhibit will examine how new products, events and even important issues facing the nation were adver...

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As Advertised

Get Out! A History of the Parks and Recreating MovementOn view February 14 through July 7, 2017 This exhibit looks at the changes brought about by lab...

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Get Out!

Artifact of the Month: St. Francis Hospital Memorabilia By Marla Vizdal  This month’s Artifact of the Month is a collection of items related to one...

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St. Francis Hospital

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

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

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