It’s a Coloring Contest!

You’re invited to design a 
Birthday hat for General Macomb!

Stovepipe Shako, 1800 – 1812

Did you ever wonder what kind of hat an officer in the War of 1812 would have worn?

Explore the history of the period to come up with an idea. Then, sketch or paint a hat on the drawing of General Macomb on the other side of this page. Make it fun; be creative!

Belgic Shako, 1813

Download the coloring sheet and more information about General Macomb’s Birthday Party at

Just a few Rules

1. Submit entries to the Western Illinois Museum at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square. All coloring pages will be on display at the museum!

2. Winners will be announced at General Macomb’s Birthday Party on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Western Illinois Museum from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

3. Winners will be selected by Mayor Mike Inman in four age groups: 3 to 5 years, 6 to 7 years, 8 to 9 years, and 10 years and older. A $25 Macomb Chamber Gift Certificate will be awarded to winners of each age group. It’s free to participate!

Bicorne, 1800 – 1820’s

If you want to be considered for a prize…
ENTRIES are DUE by MARCH 29, 2017

Contact the Western Illinois Museum at or (309) 837-2750.

Download the entry form and drawing page