Exhibits

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

Tools of the Trade is a look back to a time when McDonough County was being developed into the communities we know today.  Considering the efforts a...

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Tools of the Trade

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

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 Western Illinois Museum exhibits a selection of its collection in three exhibits a year.  We’re often asked how we decide what to exhibit.  Th...

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Exhibition Program

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

For forty years, the museum has been preserving and protecting our history.  Greatest Hits of Our History is the last in a series of three that celeb...

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Greatest Hits of Our History