Artifact of the Month

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

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

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

By Marla Vizdal Collecting can be an exciting and educational hobby, and what people choose to collect can range from stamps to coins to piggy banks t...

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Buckeye Stoneware

The December Artifact of the Month at the Western Illinois Museum is the wonderful collection of Holiday greeting cards and postcards which have been ...

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Holiday Greetings

By Marla Vizdal The November Artifact of the Month at the Western Illinois Museum is a collection of photographs of McDonough County Sheriffs.  The c...

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McDonough County Sheriffs