Artifact of the Month

The September Artifact of the Month at the Western Illinois Museum is a plat of The Town of Vishnu.  A plat is a map which is drawn to scale and show...

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Plat of the Town of Vishnu

The August Artifact of the Month at the Western Illinois Museum is a photograph, taken in 1905, of the Old Settlers (or Pioneers) Club of McDonough Co...

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McDonough County Old Settlers

The Western Illinois Museum Artifact of the Month for March 2015 is Rosie, a bisque head, German made doll, who once belonged to a girl from Macomb. ...

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Bisque Head Doll

The Western Illinois Museum’s Artifact of the Month for January 2015 is a gavel made from two pieces of wood taken from the USS Constitution, also k...

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USS Constitution Gavel

The December 2014 Artifact of the Month is a pair of antique ice skates, approximately 100 years old. The skates are from the museum’s collection of...

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Pair of Antique Ice Skates

The November Artifacts of the Month are two mortar and pestle sets donated to the museum in 1984 by the family of well-known Macomb resident, Jack Sti...

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Stites Mortars & Pestles

The August Artifact of the Month is a selection of postcards from the museum collection of over 300 antique cards. Donated by a number of different pe...

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Postcard Collection

The June Artifacts of the Month are Purple Heart medals awarded to two area residents. One medal was awarded during World War I to Dale A. Crandall of...

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WWI and WWII Purple Hearts